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The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics.Rotten Tomatoes, areview aggregator, shows a 61% score based on 130 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10. The consensus states: Disappointing resolution aside,Buguses its claustrophobic setting and cinma vrit camerawork to tense, impressive effect.Metacriticreports an average score of 62 out of 100, indicating generally favorable reviews based on 29 reviews.
Its set design was done byFranco-Giacomo Carbone, the production designer of films such asHostel(2005) andRocky Balboa(2006).
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Friedkin and Letts similarly collaborated on the 2011 filmKiller Joe.
A Dr. Sweet arrives, and tells Agnes that Peter has escaped while under treatment at amental institutionand that delusions about insects are a known symptom of Peters mental illness. Peter kills Sweet, telling Agnes that he was a robot sent by the government. Together, Peter and Agnes elaborate upon Peters beliefs in a conspiracy, including that Agnes son was kidnapped by the government to lead her and Peter to meeting and that each of them is infected with bugs that are meant to mate with one another and take over the world. In order to prevent this, Agnes and Peter douse each other in gasoline and set themselves on fire.
The story is supposed to take place in Oklahoma, however, theSierra Nevadamountain range behind the motel belies the setting.
Exteriors of the motel were filmed nearOlanchaCalifornia, and atGrace King High Schoolwhile studio interiors of the motel room were filmed on a soundstage (a high school gymnasium) inMetairieLouisiana, nearNew Orleans.A grocery store scene was shot at Migliores Grocery, and the lesbian bar scene was shot at Boomerangs Bar, both located inNew Sarpy, Louisiana.The movie took 21 days to shoot.
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In the end credits, the audience sees shots of the toys in Agnes and Peters room completely intact, with no sign of the aluminium foil, and the body of Dr. Sweet, in the room covered with foil but undamaged by fire. Which shot, if any, shows reality is left unclear.
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The film received its U.S. premiere atFantastic Feston September 25, 2006, inAustinTexas. It opened in the U.S. at 1,661 theaters on May 25, 2007. In its opening weekend it earned $3.24 million, and ranked as number four, of the most-seen films of the weekend, placed behind the popular franchise filmsPirates of the Caribbean 3,Shrek 3andSpider-Man 3.
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Peters movements and behavior become more erratic as he fights the bugs, invisible to the audience, that he claims are infesting his body. Agnes soon joins in this behavior. Over time, they isolate themselves from the outside world, sealing themselves in their room and covering it withflypaperandaluminum foiland lighting it with the glow frombug zappers. Peter, believing that a colony of microscopic bugs was implanted in one of his teeth, tears it out of his head. Using a childs microscope, he says he sees the bugs in the remains of the crushed tooth, as does Agnes.
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The film received an award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival from theInternational Federation of Film Criticsin the Directors Fortnight section.
Agnes White is a waitress at agay barliving in a run-down motel in ruralOklahoma. Unable to move on from the disappearance of her son some years previously, she engages in drug and alcohol binges with her lesbian friend, R.C. Lately, she has been plagued by silent telephone calls that she believes are being made by herabusiveex-husband, Jerry Goss, who has recently been released from prison.
It received a very limitedUnited Kingdomrelease on November 9, 2007.
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It was released to theaters in France on February 21, 2007. It drew praise from most critics in France, but did not reach the top in the box office.In its opening week in France, it ranked as number twenty of the most-visited films of the week, and earned $216,244 from sixty-six screens.
Bugwas released onDVD.It was also available onHD DVDas a German exclusive, and has subsequently been released onBlu-ray Discin Germany as well.A North American Blu-ray Disc release never materialized.
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On May 22, 2006,Chicago Sun-TimescriticRoger Ebertwrote, The film has caused a stir at Cannes, not least because its stars, Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, achieve a kind of manic intensity thats frightening not just in itself but because you fear for the actors.Judd was praised for her performance by critic Dennis Dermody fromPaper, who wrote: Ashley Judd gives a raw, shattering Oscar-worthy performance. Stephen Schaeffer from theBoston Heraldcalled it one of the most disturbing horror movies imaginable.The film received generally positive reviews from the U.K. media, receiving three out of five inThe Guardian.It was also criticMark Kermodes film of the week onBBC Radio 5 Live.
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One night, R.C. introduces Agnes to Peter Evans, a drifter who says he is a recently discharged soldier. Agnes and Peter reach out to each other out of loneliness, and start a relationship. He convinces her that he was the subject of biological testing by the U.S. government while he was in the military, and says the anonymous phone calls she has been receiving were made by government agents in anticipation of his arrival. After they have sex, Peter tells Agnes that their room has become infested by bugs sent there by the government as part of their experiments.
Despite the praise,CinemaScoregave it rating of F based on surveys from general audiences.
Thefilm scorewas composed byBrian Tyler,with additional music bySerj Tankian. The end title song Disappearing Act was written and performed byChris Cornell.Jay Faireswas the films music supervisor.
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is a 2006 American-Germanfilm directed byWilliam Friedkin. It starsAshley JuddMichael Shannon, andHarry Connick Jr.The screenplay byTracy Lettsis based on his 1996play of the same namein which a woman holed up in a rural Oklahoma motel becomes involved with a paranoid man obsessed with conspiracy theories about insects and the government. The film debuted at the 2006Cannes Film Festivalbefore being purchased byLionsgate, who released the film the following year in May 2007.
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Most of the films action occurs in a seedy motel room. The scenario has three interconnected rooms a bathroom, akitchenetteand a living room. At one point in the film, the room has several dozenfly stripshanging from the ceiling. At another point the entire room is covered from floor to ceiling in tinfoil.Friedkin has said the tinfoil was a nightmare to work with, because it had to be repaired constantly, and because it reflected everybody who was there, including the crew.
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Distributed byLionsgate, the film premiered in May 2006 inFrancein theDirectors Fortnightsection at the2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Friedkin has said that the film would have been flagged, in the 1960s or 1970s, as a horror film,but he insists it is no such thing.He told ComingSoon.net that There were all sorts of people who looked atBug, (including magazine people likeFangoria,) and they called it a horror film, he said. The horror connection came from a lot of sources.Friedkin claims thatBugis in many ways, ablack comedylove story.He stated in an interview, that Its not a genre film, but marketing works in mysterious ways. They have to find a genre for it. This is a comedy. This is a melodrama. This is a love story. This is a horror film. This is an adventure film.Bugdoesnt fit easily into any of those categories.
Judd was nominated for aSaturn Award for Best Actress.
The films theme song is performed by Serj Tankian, the lead singer of theBeautiful Dayis performed byScott Weiland, the lead singer of the rock bandStone Temple Pilots.
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As of June 8,[when?]the film was in 331 theaters nationwide.[clarification needed]
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