4.5

MIFF: Brigsby Bear

Comedy Drama


 

Living in hiding with his parents, James' only connection with the outside world is a children's TV show called Brigsby Bear.

"Brigsby Bear" is superbly original and gently mocking of pop culture. This is a movie with an affable sense of humour that takes quirky to a new level. A large part of why it works is the believable guilelessness of the central character, you may find yourself guffawing rather than laughing outright - he has that sort affect. There's also an elusive dream of meeting someone in their world rather than expecting them to conform to yours. Bares all.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2017
Sony Pictures 97 mins