Bug (2006)

Bug posterBe it the fear that someone is lurking behind you in a dark parking lot or a bug is crawling on you while you sleep, there is a bit of paranoia in us all. The little seeds of fear planted in our minds by rumors and suspicion grow as we try to fill in the irrational gaps. At times, paranoia seems to make more sense than truth. There’s no more attractive and intriguing paranoia than the government tracking and controlling us. Perhaps it’s the massive power structure governments are created on or our own desire to be important enough to matter to such a powerful entity. Nevertheless, it’s these ideas that Bug explores. Bottom line, this movie is a mind fuck!bug

Bug is not some cheap fright fest that mocks its characters and depends on some extra terrestrial bugs to drive the film’s suspense. At its core, Bug is a dismal look at both physically and emotionally abusive relationships. Agnes White is an alcoholic drug user whose abusive ex con, ex husband just got out of jail and comes back to her, mostly for cash. At the same time, she meets the soft spoken and very creepy Peter Evans who genuinely likes her. While pushing away from her ex-husband, she pulls herself closer to Peter, despite his seemingly unbelievable past and present circumstances. the foil

It’s unfortunate that an excellent film like this got shrugged off and forgotten before it had a chance. Then again, most of my favorite movies all have been throw to the way side.  Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine


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