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Well, first of all the movie's Danish title is "10 Timer Til Paradis", which literally translates as "10 Hours To Paradise", so the title "Teddy Bear" really is confusing and unbecoming of the movie.
Regardless, I sat down to watch this movie in 2019, hadn't actually heard about it prior to now, for some reason. But I read the movie's synopsis, and I must admit that I was intrigued and actually looking forward to seeing this movie. And I must say that it definitely had potential. 'Had' is the keyword here, because the potential wasn't properly utilized by director Mads Matthiesen.
The story really did put up something that would have been a grand storytelling, but it eventually fell short and ended up being as just another bland movie. Unfortunately. It felt like everything that writers Mads Matthiesen and Martin Zandvliet lined up was failed to be brought to a fulfilling fruition by director Mads Matthiesen, and that was a shame.
The movie rather quickly settled into a monotonous pacing as the bodybuilding lead character came to Thailand. And that was weird to me, because it was here that the movie and storyline should have really kicked into a higher gear, as this was the focal point that sat the whole atmosphere of the movie.
As for the acting in the movie, well I wasn't impressed with the lead cast. Kim Kold, playing Dennis, was overly monotonous in his dialogue and his demeanor on the screen, which translated poorly as something that was enjoyable. Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, playing Toi, fared somewhat better, but it was clear that she was inexperienced. The real talent here in the movie was Elsebeth Steentoft, playing Ingrid - Dennis's mom. She performed so well, and really brought a lot of enjoyment to the movie, but she wasn't the movie's focus.
"10 Timer Til Paradis" had so much potential and so many chances to be brilliant, but it just never happened. And I found that the movie as an overall experience was just very monotonous, bland and mediocre. Hence, I am rating it five out of ten stars.
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