Ted (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Mockumentary  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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What better subject for a screen comedy than the life and times of confessed Unabomber Theodore "Ted" Kaczynsky? This documentary parody traces Kaczynsky's life from his traumatic childhood and socially inept college days to his retreat from academia into factory work and eventual exile into the woods, concluding with his famous reign of terror, mailing bombs to perceived powermongers of the academic/industrial complex (boy, it sure SOUNDS funny so far). Ted is dotted with staged "interviews" from Kaczynsky's family and acquaintences (including Edie McClurg as his mother and Kaitlin Hopkins as the closest thing Ted had to a girlfriend) and recreations of important events in his life (such as the night Kaczynsky was invited to a campus pot party).