Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
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A comic junket behind-the-scenes of the world's most exclusive power-broker retreat. The true story: the richest, most powerful white men in America gather each summer in Northern California for a super secret retreat that takes them back to their sophomore year in college. For fifty-one weeks a year they run the country. For one week they run amuck. They're there to unwind, but they get really unwound when that secrecy is threatened.
Mar 29, 2002 Wide
Feb 24, 2004
Visionbox Media - Official Site
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Pic lacks the development needed for a full-length feature and, following a hilarious opening sequence, it becomes tiresomely one-note.
Most of the film feels conceived and shot on the fly -- like between lunch breaks for Shearer's radio show and his Simpson voice-overs.
It is supremely unfunny and unentertaining to watch middle-age and older men drink to excess, piss on trees, b.s. one another and put on a show in drag.
A beyond-lame satire, Teddy Bears' Picnic ranks among the most pitiful directing debuts by an esteemed writer-actor.
Low fidelity comedy all around.
When one hears Harry Shearer is going to make his debut as a film director, one would hope for the best
Very much like its title, the movie is too cuddly and frolicking to get a satirical grip on its rich and powerful characters, or their real life targets.
The real shame is that such a talented ensemble cast is so badly wasted in this lame attempt at political discourse.
An ugly, pointless, stupid movie.
What could and should have been biting and droll is instead a tepid waste of time and talent.
Despite a who's-who cast of comedians, virtually all the characters are uninteresting, unappealing and, worse, unfunny.
There are just too many characters saying too many clever things and getting into too many pointless situations. Where's the movie here?
The film has the thrown-together feel of a summer-camp talent show: hastily written, underrehearsed, arbitrarily plotted and filled with crude humor and vulgar innuendo.
Dignified CEO's meet at a rustic retreat and pee against a tree. Can you bear the laughter?
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