Don't let all the famous movie stars fool you. This movie is really all about a bear.
The most compelling character arc involves a noteworthy performance by a very well-trained bear.
The bear even broke a couple of Robert Redford's ribs just to show him who was really the king of independent-cinema-land.
But then Morgan Freeman kicked the bear's #!@%*# just by looking at him.
But the story is still mainly about the bear.