Brigsby Bear Movie Review and Lessons Learned

Brigsby Bear divided the brothers! Sky loved it, Dusty hated it. Dusty found disturbing possibilities behind the movie, Sky just saw the heart felt story.

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Life Lessons Learned from Brigsby Bear

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Dusty: Don’t leave it up to television to teach your children.

  • It’s a parent’s responsibility to teach the kids right and wrong and to guide them into being great people. The sense from the movie is that Tim (played by Mark Hamill) relied on his show to teach James life’s big lessons.

Sky: Creativity is the spice of life.

  • Without James’ pursuit to create the Brigsby Bear movie, he could’ve easily just been a victim and a couch potato watching Netflix and surfing the web all day and everybody would’ve allowed that. His goal of making the movie led to friendships and accomplishing a great feat.

Mark Hamill plays the kidnapping “father” of James, played by Kyle Mooney.

Dusty: Focus on your passions and do it.

  • This leads to happiness in life and potentially, huge success.

Sky: It doesn’t matter what they think. 

  • “What if they don’t like it?” Spencer was right when he said it doesn’t matter what they think. And, if they don’t like it, good. Learn from this experience as you make another movie. Figure out what they didn’t like, what didn’t work, and make necessary changes.

Sky would definitely watch a Brigsby Bear movie. Loving this nostalgic ’80’s look.


Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 86%
  • The Critics: 82%


  • F from Dusty
  • A from Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

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