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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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Dave McCary

Writers:

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 ... Police Officer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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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Darlene
Written by Nathan William Heller
Performed by Nate Heller
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good movie about nostalgia and passion.
7 November 2017 | by MonsterVision99See all my reviews

I went into this without knowing anything about it, and I think you should do the same, its a really weird movie that could have gone completely wrong if it would have fallen into the wrong hands, but the people behind this really wanted to tell this peculiar story.

Its pretty enjoyable, very original, well made, with likable characters and really good performances. It could have been really dumb and obnoxious but almost every aspect of it its done carefully so it doesn't fall into the same trap many irritating movies fall with these subjects and ideas. It dragged a little bit towards the middle and its somewhat predictable but none of that ruins the movie as a whole.

An interesting movie about passion and nostalgia, and how it could affect your life in a huge way. Like John Waters said "Without obsession, life is nothing."


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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigsby Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$532,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$681,632
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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