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Brigsby Bear (2017)

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After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.


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Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Mooney ... James Pope
Mark Hamill ... Ted Mitchum
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Spencer (as Jorge Lendeborg)
Matt Walsh ... Greg Pope
Michaela Watkins ... Louise Pope
Ryan Simpkins ... Aubrey Pope
Greg Kinnear ... Detective Vogel
Alexa Demie ... Merideth
Beck Bennett ... Detective Bander
Claire Danes ... Emily
Chance Crimin Chance Crimin ... Logan
Jane Adams ... April Mitchum
Andy Samberg ... Eric
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Arielle Smiles
James Anthony Green James Anthony Green ... Police Officer


Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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USA | China



Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Brigsby Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$532,669, 19 October 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The idea for the film was first conceived at Thurgood Marshall Middle School among Kyle Mooney and his friends See more »


James Pope: Everything's very big. It's really very big.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Brigsby Bear (2017) See more »


Busy Gyal ft. Rocky Rivera
Written by Rocky Rivera and Perk Pietrek
Performed by Perk Pietrek
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music/Breadnbutter
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Quite quirky and quite good
5 November 2017 | by Lugo1989See all my reviews

Another nice indie film that will especially appeal to people who enjoy offbeat type of comedies, Brigsby Bear is certainly one of those. It starts on quite a serious note and for a while it seems this could evolve in a straight drama story but it takes an unexpected lighthearted turn and stays within that frame until the end.

It is interesting that the plot line on this site does not exactly reveal the main reason why the Brigsby Bear show abruptly ends and it is a good thing in my opinion since it keeps things more interesting.

There are a few things about the story that seem completely unrealistic and might bother some people but I think we should keep in mind that it is a comedy film and it's main goal is to put forward a positive message about the importance of friendship and never giving up your goals and dreams no matter how far fetched they sometimes seem and Brigsby Bear does that and manages to be a heartwarming film despite it's unusual storyline. I would personally recommend you to watch it if you want to see something different.

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