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FILM OPENS: August 11, 2017

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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?

Superfan 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.

  • Director: Dave McCary
  • Country: USA
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 01:40:00
  • imdb Score: 7.6/10 (445 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, Kyle Mooney
"Heartfelt to the end, Brigsby cherishes a thought experiment on the blissful, solipsistic delusion any superfan occasionally harbors: "Did somebody make this just for me?""
Chance Solem-Pfeifer - WILLAMETTE WEEK

"Mooney is the main reason to see Brigsby Bear, the sort of indie dramedy that wears its on-the-spectrum quirk on its sleeve."
David Fear - ROLLING STONE

"BRIGSBY BEAR's strongest asset (well, after the gobs of in-universe verbiage that come spilling from James' mouth) is Kyle Mooney's extraordinary performance."
Jordan Hoffman - VANITY FAIR

"Scrappy and modest though [the] movie may be, it all coheres beautifully, and with a sweetness that never feels faked."
Justin Chang - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"BRIGSBY BEAR is easily the biggest surprise film of the year and is worth every laugh and tear that it brings"
Kyle Kohner - THE PLAYLIST

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