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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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... 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
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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 himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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

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21 September 2017 (Australia)  »

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$39,652, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

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$532,669, 19 October 2017
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Following the world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017 at the Eccles theatre during the Q&A, the cast were asked what attracted them to the project. Mark Hamill talked about how much he liked the script and the originality of the story, but also joked: 'Also, I actually had lines. You know, that's always a bonus for me'. This is a reference to the fact that all of his lines were cut from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). See more »

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[In unison, at the dinner table]
James Pope: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
Ted Mitchum: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
April Mitchum: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
[They each shake hands]
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References TRON (1982) See more »

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In the end, it's our passion who defines us.
5 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

2017 has been quite great and it's looking really promising, but THIS, this is definitely one of its finest gems.

Brigsby Bear is a celebration of passion, and how amazing sharing that passion with other people truly is, finding that one person who understands your love for something. Personally, I related a lot with that aspect of the film.

However, there's this other side of this film: a really interesting psychological study on how the socialization process has a prominent role on a person's life, and how it determines one's identity. In my opinion, looking this particular film through that lens it is truly captivating despite its few inconsistencies.

Regarding plot and characters, this is very solid. The performances were mostly really good, the standouts being Kyle Mooney as James Pope and Mark Hamill in one of his best performances in years, both vocally and acting wise. And last but not least, this movie contains one of the most hilarious scene I've ever seen in a movie, seriously, I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

As for flaws, Michaela Watkins's terrible performance, especially in some crucial emotional scenes, was quite distracting, and some questionable aspects regarding the main themes of the movie also detracted from the experience at times..

Overall, I loved this film and as far as I'm concerned, I got a great experience out of a movie that I didn't even know what to expect, and it was awesome. Truly recommend it.


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