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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sean Kelly

BITS 2014: Teddy Bomb

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Christian (Christian Murdoch) is a beer delivery boy, who can barely hold together his relationship with his girlfriend Jenny (Jenny Lemberg/Emily Milling), while doing weekly rock’em, sock’em rituals and videogame sessions with his best friend Justin Jay Dawg (Justin Decloux).  One day while making a delivery, Christian finds and takes a small white teddy bear, which happens to be an incredible powerful bomb, set to go off in 44 hours.  Christian must find a way to disarm the Teddy Bomb, while avoiding a group of terrorists, lead by the psychotic Man in the Hat (Peter Kuplowsky).

Teddy Bomb is an incredibly bloody and campy dark comedy, which is a hell of a lot of fun to watch.  In fact, the central premise of a cute teddy bear that happens to be a deadly weapon turns out to be the least outrageous thing to be seen in this film. Throughout the course of Teddy Bomb, there is everything from dreams about the zombie apocalypse to Hong Kong-style gun fights to even hallucinations of squids playing solitaire.  In true exploitation film fashion, Teddy Bomb features much gory violence, featuring everything from machete attacks to sticks to the eye.

Part of the fun of Teddy Bomb is the teddy bear itself, which speaks to Christian in a calm and curious manner, despite having very lethal defense capabilities, such as razor fur and laser eyes.  It is also quite fun watching Peter Kuplowsky, best known around Toronto as a film programmer and producer, play what is essentially a self-parody of his fedora-wearing public persona, as the film’s very murderous lead antagonist.  Altogether, it is safe to say that Teddy Bomb is a film that is not really meant to be taken too seriously, however it is still a highly enjoyable dark comedy.

 9 | REALLY LIKED IT

Screenings:

  • Saturday, November 29, 11:59 PM

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).