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Teddy Bear

Teddy-thumbstandard Physically massive but shy and socially inept, a 38-year-old Danish bodybuilder longs to fall in love -- but finds it impossible under the disapproving eye of his mother. Traveling to Thailand, he learns some unexpected lessons about life and love.
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Netflix Rating: 3.5
NYT Review
In “Teddy Bear," a low-key Danish drama, the bodybuilder Kim Kold portrays a 38-year-old man-child trying hard to grow up. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 93%
Critics' score: 93   Audience score: 74   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

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. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

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

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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

A good tale, simply told. full review

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

The low-key drama is well-crafted and likable as far as it goes, but there's not enough narrative impetus or depth to maintain more than passing viewer interest. full review

Dennis Harvey, Variety
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