It has some plot contrivances and I don't think it balances comedy and psychological issues as successfully and carefully as some other film I could mention. But, for the most part, I was very taken with this original, highly humorous, and unusually inspiring tale. Mooney (who also co-wrote the film) gives an outstanding performance, being true to the character's awkwardness while still being wholly sympathetic.
Man, I love Brigsby Bear. If there was one movie at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival I could take home and hug forever, it would be Brigsby Bear. Few films are this heartwarming, this gentle, or this inspiring. Kyle Mooney is wonderful as is the entire cast and crew. This film was clearly a product of love, teamwork, and best friends working together. It's a wonderful love letter to filmmaking, friendship, and family.