Black Bear

    Black Bear


    At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously intertwined their lives will soon become.

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    • Aubrey PlazaAllison
    • Christopher AbbottGabe
    • Sarah GadonBlair
    • Paola LázaroCahya
    • Grantham ColemanBaako
    • Lindsay BurdgeMaude
    • Lou GonzalezChris
    • Shannon O'NeillSimone
    • Alexander KochMike
    • Jennifer KimNora


    • 91

      Entertainment Weekly

      It’s brainy, sure, but the emotional experience is what’s most vivid. The plot beats may confound you, but the feelings behind them are crystal-clear.
    • 91


      As Levine unravels clever jabs and jibes at current culture — few recent features have so smartly picked apart both feminism and caveman culture with such insight and humor — tenuous bonds break down.
    • 91

      The Playlist

      Unique and unfazed, hilarious yet philosophical, Black Bear is the comedic form reinvented and re-conformed to mad and intoxicating ends.
    • 91


      More than a metatextual look at the struggles of indie filmmakers to gnaw at their own emotional wounds, Black Bear is an astounding showcase for its leads, and way more than it says on the wrapper.
    • 83

      The A.V. Club

      Black Bear is the movie that proves, beyond any lingering doubt, that Aubrey Plaza has much more to offer than the best eye-roll in the business. Maybe that was clear already.
    • 80

      Film Threat

      Throughout clever turns and twists of the plot, Levine presents a meditation and deconstruction on life imitating art and vice versa with a dash of Robert Altman and a nod to David Mamet as players fill in the story.
    • 75

      The Film Stage

      We read into what’s been provided in ways that resonate with us personally whether or not the resulting thoughts were consciously presented. We make films ours.
    • 75

      Slant Magazine

      Shot through with darkly existentialist humor, the film finds Aubrey Plaza throwing a gauntlet to filmmakers who have typecast her in the past.

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