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Bug

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Anthony Friedkin

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:
11228
genre:
Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Marketed initially for the big screen as a horror film, from Exorcist director William Friedkin no less, Bug is actually a tragic love story about two broken people holed up in the lonely world of a motel room. Ashley Judd, in a raw, riveting performance, plays an Oklahoma barmaid who falls for a soldier (Michael Shannon) with schizophrenic delusions — the creepy-crawly kind. Their descent into paranoia bonds them in strangely beautiful fashion. EXTRAS Too much Friedkin, and not enough from the actors, whose stellar work is what burrows into the viewer’s head. A-

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