Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear is an educational TV program for children featuring a character in a bear costume, and to James (Kyle Mooney), who learned everything he knows from the show, Brigsby was the whole world. Then one day that world is stolen from him when the police suddenly appear and take away his parents. It transpires that the people he thought were his mother and father, were in fact a pair of criminals who kidnapped him twenty-five years earlier, and he has been living ever since in an underground bunker cut off from the outside world. Returning to his original life, James throws himself into making a Brigsby Bear movie with friends. But James’ real parents, loathe to stand by as their son dives so unquestioningly into Brigsby, try to tell him that the world is much larger than he thinks.
It is hardly surprising that James’ parents distance themselves from something given to their child by his abductors. But here, James’ own feelings are shown to surmount his circumstances. Not in a way that suggests affirmation or acceptance of the crime: what is required of his parents, and of us, is to separate the reality of James’ situation, and the work of fiction. As well as affirming the purity of the emotion of “liking,” the tale of Brigsby Bear teaches the danger of entwining real issues with a creative work, or with feelings of “liking,” leading us to reject these things. Which is why personally, I could not help but find dreams and hope in the last scene, where James bathes in the applause and cheers of the crowd.

Kitano Takahiro


Brigsby Bear

(C)2017 Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.

Director: Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams
2017 / 97 minutes

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〈Theaters〉from 23 June 2018
Cine Libre Umeda
Nanba Parcks Cinema
Kyoto Cinema
Cine Libre Kobe


Place Option
Umeda sky building tower yeast 3F 1-1-88, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi,JAPAN
About minutes walk from JR"Osaka"station or Hankyu"Umeda"station.
Adults 1800yen/ University students, High school students 1500 yen, /Junior high students, Primary students, Senior 1,000 yen