One of the very few films from Sundance Film Festival that also came to Cannes this year was Brigsby Bear, a starring vehicle for Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney. Following his character who was abducted as a kid and raised on one specific TV show — created solely for him — he then enters the real world as an adult. Ahead of a release next month, the first trailer has now landed, which provides a compelling tease with no dialogue.
“While watching Room, if one wished there was more laughs to go with the trauma, Brigsby Bear is the film you’ve been looking for,” I said in my review. “Dave McCary’s directorial debut is a film of imagination, adventure, and discovery, but also one too hesitant to challenge in its tone, traveling down a tiresome path of tropes. Nonetheless The Lonely Island-produced film proves to be a worthy comedic showcase for Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney at his most socially awkward.”
Check out the teaser below for the film also starring Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh, and Michaela Watkins.
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.
Brigsby Bear opens on July 28.