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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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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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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James Pope: Everything's very big. It's really very big.
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Weak Conceit and Lukewarm Execution
29 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine an audience much beyond five or six that wouldn't be bored by this. It's like a much less funny, much more earnest Napolean Dynamite. It is so lacking in edge that it is virtually a marshmallow of inconsequential sequences strung together by emotions which it touts but doesn't really possess or elicit. It's a hipster's fairy tale that mistakes overly calculated naivete for heart and substitutes empty quirk for wit. It goes from A to B and takes forever to get there. If that ride had as much charm as this pretends to have, it might have made it a worthwhile trip. Sadly, it does not.


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