Bear City (Review)
D: Douglas LAndway
C: Joe Conti, Gerald McCullouch, Brian Keane, Stephen Guarino, Alex Di Dio, Gregory Gunter, James Martinez, Sebastian La Cause, Christian Dante White, David Drake
A young, smooth twenty something moves in with a bunch of bears so that he pursue his fantasies of chasing bears.
Seeing something other then a bunch of impossibly cute young guys on screen desperately looking for romance is what makes "Bear City" stand out and is what gives the film that extra something. Possibly the hairiest movie ever released, Bear City is populated by a wide variety of bears- chub bears, daddy bears, and muscle bears all looking for love or to at least get it on. Bear City balances elements of comedy associated with the film's main character, a young twink chaser, getting initiated into the bear community against elements of drama associated with the difficulties that being in a committed relationship can present. When Bear City goes for the comedy, that's when it works best as the film is light and breezy and fun. The more serious side of the film only works sporadically with Bear City lacking the technical finesse or skilled enough actors to pull off these more emotionally challenging scenes. That isn't to say that Bear City doesn't have tangible emotions. Far from it; the film has heart. Some of the cast certainly generates chemistry with one another. Bear City is one of those films that gets an A for effort as it is clearly made with the best of intentions, but not everything about the film works nor is it made with the skill necessary to balance so many different characters or storylines. Entertaining in spots, but overall a mismash. -Brandon Sites
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