BUG is one of those movies, like EDMOND, which is an extremely depressing and disturbing character study of someone - in this case two people - falling into the abyss. Ashley Judd portrays Agnes, a woman whose life really sucks. Her kid was kidnapped years before and her wife-beating ex-husband (Harry Connick Jr) was just released out of prison. She drinks to make it all blur away.
Then she's introduced by a friend to Peter, a shy guy who seems all too normal.
He hangs out with her and her friend, then ends up staying the night on her floor because he has no place to go. Agnes starts liking him - and trusting him - but that is a dire mistake. He's nuts. He believes that there are bugs in his bloodstream, genetically created bugs that the Army put in him as an experiment. And he convinces Agnes that this is all true. Is he crazy? Or does what he say has some truth to it?
BUG is not a pleasant movie but it's not supposed to be. It's good to be prepared ahead of time before you watch it.
Directed by William Friedkin, who also gives a lengthy and interesting interview about filmmaking on the DVD Extras.