Brigsby Bear review “Mary Poppins in a bear costume”

Brigsby Bear posterNothing quite says childhood like a person dressed up as a bear. Rainbow has it, Bear in the Big Blue House has it and, following on from tradition, Brigsby Bear also has a human in a bear costume. However, (arguably) unlike the TV shows of yore, Brigsby Bear has a much more sinister tone to it. Yet, from the clothes to the terribly bad special effects, this movie screams kid’s TV show.

Brigsby Bear follows James, a man who was kidnapped as a child and kept in an airtight bunker. His captors, played by Mark Hamill and Jane Adams, made him his very own TV show to watch, entitled Brigsby Bear, for him to while away the hours whilst trapped. After he is found many years later, James falls into a spiral of not knowing what happened to Brigsby, eventually deciding to direct the conclusion himself. Continue reading