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4 Ratings: 2.5
A movie directed by William Friedkin

William (The Exorcist,The French Connection) Friedkin directed this harrowing portrait of slow-boiling paranoia about a lonely waitress (Ashley Judd) whose world spirals out of control after meeting a charismatic but damaged drifter (Michael Shannon). … see full wiki

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Director: William Friedkin
4 reviews about Bug
review by . March 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A fine movie of paranoia and neediness. One lesson: Don't sniff coke or the coke bugs will get you
"I make people nervous," says Peter Evans.   "Why's that?" Aggie White asks.   "'Cause I pick up on things, I think. It makes people uncomfortable."   "Pick up on things?"   "Things not apparent," Peter says.       With that, William Friedkin and screenwriter Tracy Letts, working from Letts' play, put us in the middle of an intense and controlled descent into madness. Bug …
review by . December 16, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
This is a great movie, but it isn't a horror movie about bugs attacking people. With the title, box art, and even the description on the back, this can be unclear, and is what is leading to some of the negative reviews you see here.    The interesting thing about it, for me, is that it highlights the fact that we all have weaknesses caused by the pain in our lives, and if you are unlucky enough to meet someone who reinforces those weaknesses, it is a fairly short trip to trouble. …
review by . September 27, 2007
I can't decide whether to rate this movie a 3 or a 2. Bug is the film version of a stage play - basically a two character psychological drama about the lethal combination of paranoia and loneliness. Ashley Judd plays a lonely bartender, divorced from a violent convict, living in a flop-house motel in the middle of some white trash desert hell, she's surviving without companionship or prospects and abusing any recreational substance she can acquire. Through a concatenation of circumstances, she ends …
review by . December 13, 2007
Ashley Judd gives the most fearless performance of her career, and Michael Shannon (a solid character actor) gives an equally powerful performance. Right there, the movie is worth seeing.    BUT...I must admit the previews for the movie were all pretty misleading. They make you think you'll be seeing a grimy little horror story, dealing with a bug infestation of some sort. THIS IS NOT A HORROR MOVIE...at least not in the traditional sense.    It is a story …
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