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Bug (2002)

Bug

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Various lives intersect to curious results in this sometimes surreal tale of life in Silverlake, from the duo who scripted crazy/beautiful and The Tuxedo. As Chinese-food restaurant and donut shop owner Cyr's (Brian Cox) obsessive-compulsive leanings begin to get the best of him, his workers' lives seem to be falling into a bizarre state of disrepair. Manager Sung (Alexis Cruz) soon begins to tire of Cyr's increasingly odd tendencies, and fortune-cookie message scribe Dwight's (Jamie Kennedy) girlfriend has recently decided to end their relationship; leaving Dwight to vent his frustrations by penning various inappropriate message for the restaurant's fortune cookies. When Mitchell discovers a fortune that reads "You will meet the girl of your dreams" and subsequently runs into a prospective female, his unyielding affections are seemingly rejected, crushing the lonely soul's hopes for love. Meanwhile, Ernie (Chris Bauer) and Olive's (Christina Kirk) marriage seems to be heading south for reason's yet unknown, and a successful businessman (Michael Hitchcock) grows increasingly distressed when he loses his job after losing his cool at a business dinner.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Matt Manfredi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2007
Runtime:
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Cast

John Carroll Lynch
as Wallace Gregory
Arabella Field
as Annelle Johnston
Ed Begley Jr.
as Dept. of Health Insp...
Megan Cavanagh
as Meter Maid
Sejun Ajaga
as Bug-Squashing Kid
Jon Huertas
as Mitchell
Colby Moss
as Travel Agent
Larry Cox
as Waiter
Phil Hay
as Convenience Store Ma...
Karen Bralove
as Flower Vendor
Jack Blecha
as Angry Teen
Christopher Thorton
as Man Hit by Car
Jodi Harris
as Kevin's Teacher
Dearbhla Molloy
as World Records' Offic...
Guy Siner
as Maitre D'
Darryl Thierse
as Cable TV Show Host
Jim Ortleib
as First Health Inspect...
Kent Faulcon
as Odwalla Delivery Dri...
John Lehr
as Collector
John Doe
as Record Store Owner
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Critic Reviews for Bug

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

'Bug proves that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi...have an imagination that can last them numerous films.'

Full Review… | March 31, 2005
Film Threat

August 26, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

October 20, 2004
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Bug

Fun indie comedy dealing w/ the interconnectedness of things. Fun and different story structure. Nicely twisting and intertwining stores that don't go where you expect them to go.

½

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Not bad but still not great. I'll probably forget all about this movie in a week. Fair at best.

kingofthecorn
TTT C
½

If you love independent films with lots of imagination, Bug is definitely worth picking up as a rental, although you may have to hunt around a bit to find a copy. Although it's built around an idea that has been used several times before, the level of the writing makes it fresh enough to keep you entertained for the short duration.

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