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The Big Ask (2013)

Teddy Bears (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 20 May 2014 (USA)
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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Six friends. Seven days. One super inappropriate question.

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Everyone Needs Teddy Bears...
2 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Teddy Bears is a thoughtful film that takes you on an emotional ride that balances humor, sorrow, love and friendship perfectly.

One reason this film works so well is because unlike so many other movies, there are no useless moments. There is no filler, no fluff. The moments are all needed to give a poignant story its well deserved voice. This is all thanks to the excellent story telling of the writer, Thomas Beatty, who also co-directed with Rebecca Fishman. In short, this is their baby and it is beautiful.

The second reason is the cast. Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Ahna O'Reilly and Jason Ritter make the main ensemble. They fit perfectly together. You don't doubt that they are old friends who care and love each other and would do just about anything to help one another. It also doesn't hurt that the supporting cast includes powerhouse Ned Beatty, Dale Dickey and French Stewart.

There is only one drawback about this film. It needs to get wide distribution so I can see it again. This is one film that is well worth your time and it will be one that you will want to watch again and again. It also leaves you reflecting the "what if's" of your friends, family and loves, which in the end is what all great movies do.


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