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Bug

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Bug

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/25/07
performer:
Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon
director:
William Friedkin
author:
Tracy Letts
genre:
Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D

You’d expect scares from the adaptation of a 2004 Off Broadway play about a waitress (Ashley Judd) hiding from an ex-con hubby (Harry Connick Jr.) in a motel with a Gulf War veteran (Michael Shannon) who believes the room is infected with creepy-crawlies. Yet helmer William Friedkin insists, ”I don’t think of it as a horror movie. It’s about people who love well but not wisely. [But] to be frank, when I directed The Exorcist, I never saw it as a horror film, either.” (May 25)

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