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Release Date: July 28th, 2017

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
The show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself. To do that, he must learn how to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.

Cast: Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Mark Hamill, Ryan Simpkins, Jane Adams, Andy Samberg

Director: Dave McCary

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Sony Pictures Classics, 3311 Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Playful, Friend, Creative, Growing up, Transformation, 2010s, Touching

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  • Kyle Mooney (a longtime McCary collaborator on Saturday Night Live and elsewhere) is winning in the lead role, naive but not cartoonishly so in a film that walks a fine line, credibility-wise. show more

  • Brigsby Bear is so committed to its brand of self-congratulatory uplift that the filmmakers refuse to contemplate any of their material’s darker aspects. show more

  • Gradually, the movie becomes a compassionate but constructive commentary on the danger of nostalgia — how it seduces us into sticking with worn-out pleasures at the expense of new experiences and challenges. show more

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