One thing about an independent movie, most of the time apart from a budget doesn’t really have constraints that stop it unleashing a creative apocalypse on the project. Brigsby Bear is one of those movies, full of charm, warmth, quirky, even funny. It’s still a strange movie, one that celebrates weirdness in which could be labelled a coming of age type of movie. When reality looms when those fantasy worlds created thanks to TV left an impression on you, now no longer exist.
Brigsby Bear was one of those many Sundance Film Festival hits now coming to a cinema near you. Today Sony Pictures has sent us the UK Trailer, explores those impressions entertainment journeyed with us from childhood. Will I ever be Ulysees 31?!
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 (Kyle Mooney) 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.
Brigsby Bear will be released in UK and Irish Cinemas 8th December.
Starring the cast of Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Andy Samberg, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins.