Teddy Bears' Picnic
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Teddy Bears' Picnic
Actor and comedian Harry Shearer makes his directorial debut with this mock documentary about the slightly sordid pastimes of some of America's wealthiest and most powerful men. Zambesi Glen is a private resort in Northern California whose highly exclusive membership rolls includes high-echelon politicians, leaders of America's military, owners of the nation's biggest corporations, renowned and respected political thinkers, and a handful of celebrity guests; the club's membership is overwhelmingly white and exclusively male. Once a year, Zambesi Glen holds a week-long retreat… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pic lacks the development needed for a full-length feature and, following a hilarious opening sequence, it becomes tiresomely one-note."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Low fidelity comedy all around."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Hardy har har."
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"What could and should have been biting and droll is instead a tepid waste of time and talent."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, New Times
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A beyond-lame satire, Teddy Bears' Picnic ranks among the most pitiful directing debuts by an esteemed writer-actor."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"When one hears Harry Shearer is going to make his debut as a film director, one would hope for the best"
‑ Edward Havens, FilmJerk.com
"The real shame is that such a talented ensemble cast is so badly wasted in this lame attempt at political discourse."
‑ Pam Grady, Reel.com
"The satire is just too easy to be genuinely satisfying."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Too much of it feels unfocused and underdeveloped."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"An ugly, pointless, stupid movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Despite a who's-who cast of comedians, virtually all the characters are uninteresting, unappealing and, worse, unfunny."
‑ , E! Online
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