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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.

Director:

Dave McCary

Writers:

Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

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 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fake 'Hockey High' scene was directed by Jorma Taccone, and Tim Heidecker cameos as 'Coach Brad'. 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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Connections

Spoofs Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Absolutely blew me away
6 January 2018 | by andyroo54See 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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