Bug (2002)





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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.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Comedy , Horror
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Jamie Kennedy
as Dwight
Chris Bauer
as Ernie
John Carroll Lynch
as Wallace Gregory
Sarah Paulson
as Eileen
Arabella Field
as Annelle Johnston
Grant Heslov
as Gordon
Ed Begley Jr.
as Dept. of Health Inspector
Megan Cavanagh
as Meter Maid
Sejun Ajaga
as Bug-Squashing Kid
Brett Rickaby
as Norman
Trevor David
as Artist
Jon Huertas
as Mitchell
Colby Moss
as Travel Agent
Larry Cox
as Waiter
Phil Hay
as Convenience Store Manager
Karen Bralove
as Flower Vendor
Jack Blecha
as Angry Teen
Christopher Thorton
as Man Hit by Car
Jeanne Fay
as Jean
Mark Kleid
as Clark
Stoney Westmoreland
as Kevin's Dad
Jodi Harris
as Kevin's Teacher
Dearbhla Molloy
as World Records' Official
Guy Siner
as Maitre D'
Darryl Thierse
as Cable TV Show Host
Jim Ortleib
as First Health Inspector
Kent Faulcon
as Odwalla Delivery Driver
John Lehr
as Collector
John Doe
as Record Store Owner
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Critic Reviews for Bug

All Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | March 31, 2005
Film Threat

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August 26, 2005

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.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

(**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Not bad but still not great. I'll probably forget all about this movie in a week. Fair at best.


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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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