Bearcity Reviews

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February 22, 2015
You may want to think twice before moving to Bear City. The construction was a bit rushed and many of the locals suffer from a chronic case of horrible dialogue. I wonder if there's something in the water.

I spent the entire movie wondering if this was rom-com or porn. Several times over the course of [yikes] two hours, characters take their clothes off for no reason. Who plays Wii Fit in the nude?

Cub-hopeful Tyler spends most of his time grappling with the arbitrary bowling-as-sexual-maturity metaphor Bear-King Roger rams down his throat [figuratively - calm down] after they meet in the one magically empty bowling alley in Manhattan. [Are bears into bowling? Is that a thing?] "Make this spare, and we can be together." What's the billiards equivalent? "Make this bank shot, and I'm yours?"

Dabbling-with-an-open-relationship couple Fred and Brent are the most realistic people in the movie [Brent gets all the best lines, one of which is simply "Insert joke here" - I like to think this was a placeholder in the script, and they ran out of time]. Carlos and Michael resolve their please-stay-fat differences so quickly you'll get whiplash. [Also I wonder if Carlos has read much about heart disease recently. Does Michael have an inheritance we don't know about?]

Similarly, Roger gets scorned by this weekend's Latino treat and spins on his heel to realize he's always been in love with Tyler; at least, since the eight steps he's taken coming back from the darkroom. Was there a coach on the sidelines signaling "WRAP IT UP!" to everybody? You had two hours, guys.

The "Bear City" main event - described as the biggest of its kind in NYC -- is 15 people hanging out in a backyard. Where's the Slip-N-Slide? I guess no one else was in Manhattan that day.

Keep an eye out for a "Bear Makeover" shopping montage scene which I'm positive is someone's apartment with changing rooms made out of stacked boxes. Throughout the movie, the quality of lighting and composition change so drastically between each shot that you'll wonder if characters having a conversation were in the same room.

Minutes before the movie concludes, the characters all take ecstasy. I understand the urge to turn to drugs as a desperate last effort to escape the amateurish slapdash trudge that is Bear City. Don't fill out that change-of-address card just yet... Mama's comin' home.
January 21, 2014
Comes across as a pilot episode for a Queer as Folk come Sex & the City set in NY bear scene, but it's an enjoyable romp filled with likable characters.
October 13, 2013
I had big hopes for Bear City. But it wasn't at all what I expected. The acting was just ok, though some roles were played better than others. I was kind of let down, as the sex scenes kind of killed it for me. I think if they had left out the rampant sex, and kept things geared more to the main role landing his daddy. I would have liked it better. The audio was kind of bad as well, as the music and the moaning was often louder then the dialog. Though they certainly cast some nice looking bearded men as extras. It had it's moments, but over all, it was just ok. As usual to many stories going on to keep track of everything.
March 31, 2013
An enjoyable enough romp. Didn't seem too sincere but I ended up enjoying it.
½ December 19, 2011
Not the beast acting in the world. However It turned out to be lots of fun and will make a great movie night flick for my friends. (Migael's new nickname will be Uncle Mel from now on) Look for the shower scene!
September 14, 2011
Could have been worse.
March 21, 2011
I recommend this for all you bear lovers!
January 16, 2011
I obertly declare this film " the ultimate bear movie for a chaser " . Though it has the feel of a festival oriented film, it clearly redefines the boundaries of an LGBT movie. The Background score is wonderfully placed and the soundtrack is just amazing, specially "smile for me" by Elijah Black.
½ December 22, 2010
Aun cuando la pelĂ­cula sufre de una ligera sobredosis de bromas orientadas al publico gay y muestra innecesariamente escenas de sexo en un tono lascivo, tiene valor al presentar (hasta cierto punto) algunos de los problemas que afrontan los individuos y las parejas dentro de la comunidad de 'osos'.
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