Review: Bug was Ugh

Ashley JuddImage via WikipediaHi all…

Ok, I’ve hit a first. I found a movie that had no redeeming features. None. Well, ok. Maybe that’s a bit harsh. There was acting. But I couldn’t tell you why.


Bug stars Ashley Judd as a waitress in a bar in a small town. She has an ex who beats her (Harry Connick Jr.) and some friends. And a new male friend (Michael Shannon) who is obsessed with bugs.

Here‘s the IMDB link.

This movie is one hour and 42 minutes long. We made it through 42 minutes before my wife and I decided to cut our losses. The point of no return was the love scene that ended with an image of a praying mantis. And then a search for bedbugs, which the crazy guy thought were aphids (or plant lice as he put it).

It’s funny that even with Ashley Judd, who I think is a good actress and enjoyable to watch on screen, this movie didn’t do anything for me.

This movie gets 0 out of 4. It was even worse than Superbad. I have to come up with a whole new category for 0/4 movies. I’m thinking “Fertilizer” or “Manure” or just plain “Dirt”.

However, the movie did force me to consider the various elements of a movie that I look at to determine if it’s worth watching or worth continuing to watch. That will be a new post I write up very soon.

Until next time… Watch some movies!

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  1. No worries. 🙂 I’ve talked to a couple of people about the movie and pretty much nobody I know has liked it. It’s rare I find those. Typically there’s somebody who likes it… But in this case? Who knows?

  2. I agree this was worse than Superbad. I know BUG was designed to show the path Ashley Judd took that made her certifiably delusional; perhaps to show us how easily it can happen – but it was just BAD – SUPER bad if you will (sorry. It was there.) I regret that I stuck it out til the credits rolled…..

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