Brigsby Bear

2017

Comedy / Drama

35
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 6990

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Mark Hamill as Ted Mitchum
Claire Danes as Emily
Andy Samberg as Eric
Greg Kinnear as Detective Vogel
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by KJ Proulx 10 / 10

A Film Lover's Dream

I know that tastes can't change overnight, but it's a shame that audiences can't gravitate more to movies like this. Films like this are very rare, due to the fact that they'll hardly ever snag a major release by a large studio. Not to compare the two, but last year's release of Swiss Army Man was so unique and weird that I ate it up, and I felt the exact same way about this year's Brigsby Bear, which could very well end up being my absolute favorite film of the year. Unique films are a breath of fresh air, but not all of them are great, because the stories themselves may not explore enough to truly warrant award recognition. Although Brigsby Bear won't be winning any major awards this season, here is why it's a wonderful piece of cinema in my eyes.

From first-time feature film writer Kyle Mooney and direct time feature film director Dave McCary, Brigsby Bear follows James Pope, a young man with a backstory that I can't reveal throughout this review, who has only ever seen one television show, called Brigsby Bear. When there aren't any more episodes coming out, he sets out on a mission with a few others to finish the show themselves. Becoming a filmmaker, gaining new friends, and learning many moving and comedic life lessons, this is a story worth showcasing to a very large audience. Unique, weird, and powerful all at once, this movie is elevated by a wonderfully sincere and comedic performance by Kyle Mooney as the lead.

It's very rare that a comedian can be simultaneously funny and dramatic at the same time, making it truly seem that this is a real-world scenario unfolding on-screen. Not only did this story feel authentic to me, but it touched me on a personal level in terms of how there would definitely be people like this if certain situations were to present themselves to the world. Mooney is an actor that I believe many people should keep an eye on. Sure, his YouTube career is where he started and he's most known for his role on Saturday Night Live, but he's one of those rare performers that I believe will break out and become very famous in years to come.

I truly believe that this is a flawless film for the story it's trying to convey. No film is perfect, but a film can be done perfectly when looked at a certain way, and I believe film lovers and even filmmakers themselves will be the ones who love this film the most. Original ideas are slim to none throughout mainstream media nowadays, but I dare you to come up with a premise like this throughout the past ten years. Yes, there are always similarities in every story, but when a film can surprise you even in its first act, it's something special.

In the end, Brigsby Bear is a perfect little indie film for fans of cinema, well-written, well-directed, calmly scored with care, and wrapped in a nice little bow of uniqueness. I found myself wanting to rewatch this movie the second it concluded. Although short and to the point at a mere 97 minutes, there are many hidden elements that will elevate the movie even more upon second and third viewings. I'm sure the fact that it's so weird will turn some audiences away from fully enjoying it, but like I said, hardcore film lovers and filmmakers of any kind are truly the ones that will most likely love Brigsby Bear. This is easily one of the best films I've seen all year.

Reviewed by Lugo1989 7 / 10

Quite quirky and quite good

Another nice indie film that will especially appeal to people who enjoy offbeat type of comedies, Brigsby Bear is certainly one of those. It starts on quite a serious note and for a while it seems this could evolve in a straight drama story but it takes an unexpected lighthearted turn and stays within that frame until the end.

It is interesting that the plot line on this site does not exactly reveal the main reason why the Brigsby Bear show abruptly ends and it is a good thing in my opinion since it keeps things more interesting.

There are a few things about the story that seem completely unrealistic and might bother some people but I think we should keep in mind that it is a comedy film and it's main goal is to put forward a positive message about the importance of friendship and never giving up your goals and dreams no matter how far fetched they sometimes seem and Brigsby Bear does that and manages to be a heartwarming film despite it's unusual storyline. I would personally recommend you to watch it if you want to see something different.

Reviewed by FrancoSierra 9 / 10

In the end, it's our passion who defines us.

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 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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