If you’re looking for a unique true story to watch, look no further than “Cocaine Bear” now streaming on Peacock. The movie tells the story of a bear who consumed over 70 pounds of cocaine that was dropped from a plane by a smuggler in the 1985.
Cocaine Bear is a comedy thriller movie directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Ray Liotta. It is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.
It is based on a true story of a 175-pound black bear that died of a cocaine overdose in a Georgia forest in 1985 after eating 40 kilos of the drug that were dropped by a smuggler, Andrew Thornton II from a plane before he died when his parachute malfunctioned.
The bear’s death led to a federal investigation into the drug smugglers who dropped the cocaine, and it’s now become a legendary story in the world of law enforcement. “Cocaine Bear” takes a darkly comedic approach to the events, creating a film that’s both funny and thrilling.
Cocaine Bear is the latest film from Universal’s film studios to stream on Peacock shortly after debuting in theaters.
Cocaine Bear was released on April 14, 2023, on Peacock, the streaming service owned by NBCUniversal. It is available to watch online for free with ads or with a Peacock Premium subscription that costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Peacock Premium Plus, which offers ad-free streaming, costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year .
Watch here the official trailer of Cocaine Bear
The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised its absurd premise, dark humor, and fun performances, while others criticized its lack of coherence, depth, and originality. The movie has a score of 56% on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of 6.2/10 on IMDb.
Overall, “Cocaine Bear” is a must-watch for true crime and comedy fans alike. Its unique story, talented cast, and thrilling plot make it a standout film that’s worth checking out. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the wild ride that is “Cocaine Bear.”