A big surprise. So this is about man (Kyle Mooney). He really only has one interest in his life, which is live action children's show Brigsby Bear. When it stops airing out of the blue, he decides to take up the mantle and finish the story. Now I want to tell you this right out of the gates that this is a big case of "the less you know about it, the better". I heard a positive review a while back, added it to my Netflix queue, and then forgot almost everything I had heard about it. By the time it actually came out on home release, all of the specifics had been washed away, so I was able to watch this pretty cold. As far as sleeper movies go, this is one of the very best movies out there that you could take the time with. What really makes this so flooring is that this is actually produced by The Lonely Island guys. I'm not all that familiar with their works, but based on my limited experience, I quite frankly didn't think that they had something like this in them. This isn't raunchy, it's actually quite heartfelt. It is a comedy, and while there are laughs in this to be sure, they are more bittersweet than anything, and this has the tendency to be a sad sort of funny (which is something that appeals to me, personally, on multiple levels). I really like the main character in this as played by Kyle Mooney. The film never comes out directly and says it, but I got the distinct impression that the character he is playing is autistic, which makes it all the more taxing on his mind, given the situation that he is in. In addition to that, rounding this cast out is a number of really great character actors like Matt Walsh, Greg Kinnear and Mark Hamill, and they all end up bringing something to the table with this on an individual level and on the whole. I love the awkward sensibilities that Brigsby Bear has, and I adore the filmmaking aspect to this. As a reviewer, I am put in a very tough spot in that I do sincerely want to sell you on this movie, but I don't want to say too much because so much of what makes this so excellent is in the reveals. If you have the ability to just run with a completely blind positive recommendation, this is the movie of year to do so with.