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Brigsby Bear (2017)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Pope
... Ted Mitchum
... April Mitchum
... Detective Vogel
... Greg Pope
... Louise Pope
... Aubrey Pope
Christopher Sullivan ... FBI Agent
... Meredith
... Spencer
... Prison Guard
... Emily
... Logan
... Detective Bander
... Eric


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 »

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Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Brigsby mackó  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$532,669, 19 October 2017
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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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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Absolutely blew me away
6 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

I'm still teary from the last few minutes of the movie, did not think it would be this emotional.

Kyle Mooney is so incredibly subtle with his acting that if you haven't seen much of his previous work, I'm positive most of the parts I was laughing out loud at, you would probably be wondering what was so funny. He is a fantastic character actor and he really pulls off a new subtle character in James, which is kind of an amalgamation of his most well known characters from his Youtube skit days, perhaps a little more naive than normal.

There wasn't a weak actor in the entire film, but besides Mooney I would give special praise to Mark Hamill, although he only has a few scenes on camera, his presence is felt throughout the entire movie, through his voicing of Brigsby etc. I actually thought Hamill was better used here than in "The Last Jedi"..

I'm not much of a critic, I can't summarise exactly what I loved about the movie very well. I will say though that the movie is superbly bitter sweet, mostly sweet, endearing and charming. And of course, absolutely hilarious, but as above, you may need either repeat viewings or be an already established fan of Mooneys work.

Finally want to mention Dave McCary. Dave and Kyle are the perfect pairing. I absolutely loved their Youtube skits and even that amazing Instagram series they made (it's called the "D and K podcast", look it up). For his first feature length film, there is no way you would be able to tell. The movie is very well directed, I tend to pay attention to how a movie is shot, put together etc, but with this it was always characters first, which I think is a great strength.

This movie is inspirational. I can't wait to see what these guys come up with next.

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