Watch The Country Bears
- 1 hr 28 min
In the 2002 film "The Country Bears," we follow the story of a young bear named Beary Barrington (played by Haley Joel Osment) who has always felt out of place in his human family. Heâs always been fascinated by the Country Bear Jamboree, a popular country music attraction featuring animatronic bears that has since closed down. One day, his parents reveal to him that he was actually adopted, and that they found him as a cub at the Jamboree. Inspired to learn more about his true roots, Beary sets out on a quest to reunite the Country Bears and save their old theater from being destroyed by the villainous Reed Thimple (played by Christopher Walken). The film is a mix of live-action and animatronics, with many of the bear characters brought to life through puppetry and impressive special effects. Thereâs a wide variety of bears in the film, each with their own unique personalities and quirks. Fans of classic country music will appreciate the numerous musical performances scattered throughout the film, with songs performed by both the Country Bears and various human characters. One of the standout performances in the film comes from Diedrich Bader, who plays the lovable yet slightly dim Grizz, one of the members of the Country Bears band. He has a great comedic timing and delivers many of the filmâs funniest lines. Candy Ford also gives a great performance as Trixie, a sassy and flirtatious female bear who is the object of Grizzâs affections. Haley Joel Osment is also a great choice for the lead role of Beary. He brings a lot of heart to the character and manages to convey a sense of naivety and innocence without coming across as annoying. The film also features several cameo appearances from well-known musicians and actors, including Elton John, Queen Latifah, and Bonnie Raitt. Overall, "The Country Bears" is a fun and charming film with plenty of humor and heart. Though it may not be a cinematic masterpiece, itâs a great choice for a family movie night or for anyone looking for a light and entertaining diversion. The filmâs message about the importance of family, acceptance, and never giving up on your dreams is sure to strike a chord with audiences of all ages.