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½ November 14, 2016
Despite its limitatitons, it's cute and features some really fun scenes (like the shower one, a classic NSFW)
April 16, 2016
Basically, a less attractive Michael Cera falls for a guy who treats him like dirt. There's also a couple with relationship problems and a guy who can't get a job because he keeps eating the interviewer. It's chock full of forced drama, cheese, and poor writing... but that's what you'd expect. There is still a certain charm about it (and plenty of eye candy) so, if you can ignore all the bullshit, watch it.
January 24, 2016
The directing is poor and the plot uncompelling, partly from being wearily predictable and partly because the stakes just aren't ever high enough. That said, the acting is decent, and the repartee of the characters is actually quite a lot of fun. Not an achievement in filmmaking, but (other than some extremely graphic polyamorous and kinky sex) a pleasingly innocuous way to beguile a little spare time.
August 18, 2015
cute movie, if the end dragged on. Didn't think the 'bears' where that attractive.
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.
March 13, 2014
It`s a good movie beneath all the fur!!
February 10, 2014
Many story lines, most are unbelievable and poorly acted. Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) and his partner in the movie were the best actors, and had the best story line. Not a very good movie overall.
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 January 28, 2013
Cutesie in parts, it has its heart in the right place, but sometimes I couldn't camembert/bear it. Some nice eye candy however!
August 21, 2012
Not into bears but thought I'd watch it. It has a story but not good maybe it's cause of the bear thing lol.
½ July 29, 2012
well i thought it was super cute and can't wait for the sequel!
July 24, 2012
Fun and sweet. As good as this is, BearCity2 takes it to another level. See both together if possible
July 8, 2012
Really good flick 100 times better than the original Drew did a great job as Jimmy and we discovered something else about the movie but that can't be shared over FaceBook lol
½ June 20, 2012
When it comes to movies produced by the gay community, I hesitate to say we don't seem to produce a lot of quality. This film has a story, characters you like, even some romantic tension. I'd recommend it.
February 16, 2012
Most gay rom coms are borederline embarrasing but most fall into the brilliant, take ''...Priscilla'' or even ''To Wong Foo..''. All good but none really centred on relationships like BearCity does. Yes there are a few cliched characters but its not like none of us havent got friends who are going through tough times or wanting something that isnt socially acceptable to others. This film has laughter, tears and some real situations and is actually kind of raunchy, the attempted 3way scene is just hilarious. But underneath it all it has a lot of heart which is why this film succeeds.
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!
November 27, 2011
Y loved it. Can't wait to se number 2
September 14, 2011
Could have been worse.
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