As the eccentric comedy Brigsby Bear begins, it’s clear that something is not quite right. Our hero, James, is an adult still living at home with his parents, and he’s obsessed with watching VHS tapes of a goofy children’s show called Brigsby Bear Adventures … but aren’t some of the “educational” messages slipped into the show a little bit odd?
After 25 years of secluded existence with his protective parents, James is tossed out. As his world upends, the most shocking revelation to James is that he’s the only person who has ever watched his favourite show. Struggling to adjust to the show’s abrupt end, he begins to see Brigsby’s lessons as his only way to make sense of a scary new world.