Teddy Bears' Picnic
Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 29, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
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Scott Foundas

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

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Cole Smithey

Low fidelity comedy all around.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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

Edward Havens

When one hears Harry Shearer is going to make his debut as a film director, one would hope for the best

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Too much of it feels unfocused and underdeveloped.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

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.

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