During his upbringing in an underground bunker, a sheltered young man grows obsessed with an odd kids' program called Brigsby Bear Adventures. When he finally gets to experience the outside world he decides to make his own movie adaptation of Brigsby in order to move forward with his life.
Dave McCary
Kyle Mooney Beck Bennett Claire Danes Mark Hamill Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Greg Kinnear Kate Lyn Sheil Ryan Simpkins Matt Walsh Michaela Watkins
PG-13 1 hour, 37 minutes

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BRIGSBY BEAR

by Dave McCary

During his upbringing in an underground bunker, a sheltered young man grows obsessed with an odd kids' program called Brigsby Bear Adventures. When he finally gets to experience the outside world he decides to make his own movie adaptation of Brigsby in order to move forward with his life.

Synopsis

Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerizing power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you. But what if it actually was? 

Super fan James is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids’ show Brigsby Bear to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy series, and the program has grown with him as well — getting more complex over the years. But to say James’ intensely protective parents have kept their son a bit sheltered is an understatement. 

One dramatic night, James’ insular world is upended. Through the disorienting but sporadically hilarious transition to a new life that follows, Brigsby remains James’ security blanket and, upon learning the series has been cancelled, he adopts the old adage that the show must go on. Family members and authority figures fret over James’ fixation, but by becoming Brigsby Bear’s new creator instead of just a viewer in the dark, he finally accesses all the meaningful connections his life has lacked. By telling his story, James repairs it — producing in the process an inventively offbeat and profoundly uplifting love letter to the redemptive power of creativity.


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With

Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins

Director

Dave McCary

Run time

1 hour, 37 minutes

Released

July 28, 2017

Distributed by

Sony Pictures Classics

Country

United States

Hearing Assistance

Closed Captioning Available
Descriptive Audio Devices Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Sep 1 through Sep 14

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pg-13
for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material, and teen partying

Reviews

Emily Yoshida New York Magazine
Justin Chang Los Angeles Times
Andrew Lapin NPR

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