Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bug (2006)

Directed by William Friedkin
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Lionsgate)

Waitress Ashley Judd, living in a rundown motel in Oklahoma, befriends soft spoken Michael Shannon. She is hassled by her ex-husband who shows up unannounced when he is released from prison. She falls for Shannon, but his increasing paranoia leads them down the path of insanity. I don't recall a single bug in a horror movie supposedly about bugs. Instead, this is a harrowing portrait of two people dealing with their personal demons, both real and imagined. An aluminum foil covered room provides a backdrop for a virtuoso denouement for the two lead actors.

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