Pottersville

Pottersville

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POTTERSVILLE is an economically-strapped town, declining since its biggest employer, the mill, closed and locals have lost their jobs and their dignity. Maynard (Michael Shannon) still runs the general store as his family has done for generations. He keeps an accounting ledger, and extends credit without question or judgment to many residents struggling to feed their families. Closing the shop early one day, he goes home early to surprise his wife, Connie (Christina Hendricks), with a romantic dinner. He finds her in the bedroom dressed as a large bunny, cavorting with Jack, the town's sheriff (Ron Perlman), who is dressed as a wolf (although Maynard insists as a running joke that Jack looks more like a squirrel). The costumed pair explain that their secret club, The Furries, just dress up and rub, no sex allowed, but Maynard goes off to sulk and get drunk. In that condition, he returns to his store and dons a gorilla suit, then for no good reason heads for the woods. In the morning, he awakens on the floor of his store, discovering that his inebriated wanderings as a gorilla were reported the night before by neighbors to the police as Bigfoot sightings. This arouses the interest of the whole town and a reality TV show starring a fraudulent Aussie Sasquatch "expert." Brock (Thomas Lennon) is really American but he hopes to ride the Squatch hunt into a network show. He teams up with the sheriff and the local hunter and woodsman, Bart (Ian McShane), who vows to catch Bigfoot. Armed with guns, both tranquilizer and bullet varieties, and a large tent, the three head into the night to catch the non-existent creature. Maynard has tried to tell the sheriff about his drunken outing but the sheriff is too busy, thrusting the plot ever forward into unlikely situations. Maynard-as-Bigfoot feels obligated to continue the charade for the sake of the town's well-being and gets tranquilized and exposed. He's immediately ostracized for the deception until the townspeople realize how kind and decent he has always been to them.
Starring Christina Hendricks, Michael Shannon, Judy Greer
Director Seth Henrikson