(USA/Germany, 2006, 101 minutes)

A hard-luck waitress takes in a kind but mysterious stranger who turns out to be a Gulf War veteran with some sort of psychological illness who sees bugs everywhere. Claustrophobic, overwrought two-hander from a hit off-Broadway play that builds to a hysterical demonstration of the dangers of paranoid conspiracy theories and the ease with which people buy into them; technical credits and performances excellent all around, but still not something that could be called enjoyable.

Lionsgate presents a L. I. F. T. Productions/DMK Mediafonds International production, produced in association with Inferno Distribution. Starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Brian F. O'Byrne; and Harry Connick, Jr. Directed by William Friedkin; produced by Holly Wiersma, Kimberly C. Anderson, Malcolm Petal, Gary Huckabay, Michael Burns, Andreas Schardt; screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play Bug; music by Brian Tyler; director of photography (Technicolor), Michael Grady; production designer, Franco Carbone; costume designer, Peggy Schnitzer; film editor, Darrin Navarro.


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