"An unexpected charmer! A highpoint [of MoMA's New Directors/New Films]!""
– The New York Times,
"TEDDY BEAR is a sweet drama with a lovably large breakout performance!"
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 on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Pattaya is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman Toi.
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
I almost expected this film to be a sequel similar to Bridget Jones' Diary, where the main character also went to Thailand to find love. Fortunately, "Teddy Bear" has a much better handling of the story. Based on the short film, "Dennis", an introverted bodybuilder goes to Thailand to find a potential mate, and to break free of his domineering mother. The story is very plausible and interesting. However, I would like to know what happens to Dennis' mother, Ingrid, at the end of the film. I suspect that she is domineering because she is deathly afraid of being alone. The film kept me engaged and really enjoyed watching this.