Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear (2012)

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 22, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The sex and filial troubles of 308-pound persons are not exactly common. But Matthiesen has evoked both the pathos and courage in these troubles, and, with the help of this reticent giant, explores them enticingly.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Matthiesen and his cast have created a believable space, and that ultimately helps give Teddy Bear the tension of a fine suspense film once Kold sits down across the kitchen table from Steentoft to speak his mind at last.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its hulking gentle giant non-professional acting star, the real-life bodybuilder Kim Kold, brings the muscles, heart and sensitivity to his role.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

This wispy story is distinguished by its sweetness of spirit, and it comes straight from Kold.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A largely likable tale about a 38-year-old man-child trying finally to grow up.

Victoria Alexander

It's Paddy Chayesky's Marty drenched in silent emotion.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A heart-wrenching central performance anchors Mads Matthiesen's intimate, empathetic drama about a Danish bodybuilder who aims to grow up as he nears middle age.

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Ella Taylor

A sweetly muted domestic drama struggling to contain a fierce and ancient folk tale.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

A straight-forward telling of an affecting, devastatingly funny tale, topped by a magnificent lead performance from Kim Kold as Ken, the gentle giant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"Teddy Bear" is a good film but not a great one. It was made in Denmark by Mads Matthiesen and stars real-life bodybuilder Kim Kold. It is the first… More
Jesse Ortega
I really enjoyed this movie, it is understated and gentle with a really likable performance from Kim Kold as this giant bodybuilder who's just trying to… More