Bug Marketed initially for the big screen as a horror film, from Exorcist director William Friedkin no less, Bug is actually a tragic love story about… Bug Marketed initially for the big screen as a horror film, from Exorcist director William Friedkin no less, Bug is actually a tragic love story about…
DVD Review

Bug (2007)

BITTEN BY LOVE Lynn Collins, Ashley Judd, and Michael Shannon in Bug , a misunderstood dark love story, now on DVD
Image credit: Anthony Friedkin
BITTEN BY LOVE Lynn Collins, Ashley Judd, and Michael Shannon in Bug, a misunderstood dark love story, now on DVD
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 25, 2007; DVD Release Date: Sep 25, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon

Marketed initially for the big screen as a horror film, from Exorcist director William Friedkin no less, Bug is actually a tragic love story about two broken people holed up in the lonely world of a motel room. Ashley Judd, in a raw, riveting performance, plays an Oklahoma barmaid who falls for a soldier (Michael Shannon) with schizophrenic delusions — the creepy-crawly kind. Their descent into paranoia bonds them in strangely beautiful fashion. EXTRAS Too much Friedkin, and not enough from the actors, whose stellar work is what burrows into the viewer's head. A-

Originally posted Sep 21, 2007 Published in issue #956 Sep 28, 2007 Order article reprints
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