Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Teddy Bears' Picnic



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Movie Info

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.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Shearer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2004
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as Clifford Sloane

as Elliot Chevron

as Jackie Sloane Chevro...

as James Neal Taylor

as Nancy McMahon

as Katy Woo

as Lila Claypool

as Stanton Vandermint

as Courtney Vandermint

as Porterfield Pendleto...

as Himself

as Joey Lavin

as `Damien Pritzker

as Denny O'Leary

as General Edison Gerbe...

as Gene Molinari

as Dom Molinari

as Earle Hansen

as Ted Frye

as Ad Agency Guy

as Jennifer Gersh

as Himself

as Rita D'Onofrio

as Malcolm the Bartende...

as Billy the Driver

as Sec. of Transportati...

as County Sheriff

as Maurice the Driver
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Critic Reviews for Teddy Bears' Picnic

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Pic lacks the development needed for a full-length feature and, following a hilarious opening sequence, it becomes tiresomely one-note.

Full Review… | February 25, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere.

Full Review… | April 5, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

April 3, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A beyond-lame satire, Teddy Bears' Picnic ranks among the most pitiful directing debuts by an esteemed writer-actor.

March 29, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

Too much of it feels unfocused and underdeveloped.

Full Review… | March 28, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Teddy Bears' Picnic

Dear God, what on earth happened? How could this much talent make such a horrendous film? It is totally not funny, stupid and ridiculous and insulting. A complete waste in all senses of the word.

James Higgins

Starring Morgan Fairchild?.. what gives her top billing she's only in it for 3 minutes!

Well, I am surprised I hadn't heard of this.. I noticed it sitting on the shelf at work and decided to see if it was any good.. Now, I'm really into the other films that Harry Sheerer made with Christopher Guest, so.. it was a fairly safe bet I'd at least get a laugh.. it delivered.

I'm going to run more and talk to myself less..

I loved that line.. (it's not the best in the movie, but for some reason it stuck out)

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