Video Review

Ted & Venus

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Bud Cort and Kim Adams

A kind of demented ''10,'' Cort's vanity production (he directs, writes, and stars) tells of an unbalanced poet in the Venice, Calif., of 1974 who relentlessly pursues his dream woman (Adams), with tragic results. Ted & Venus, which Cort dedicates to departed colleagues Hal Ashby, Colin Higgins, and Ruth Gordon of Harold and Maude, hardly has that movie's dark charm, and Cort's misfit is much more creepy than he is misunderstood. The viewer easily sides with the poor, harassed woman, and the final effect is just plain weirdness. D-

Originally posted May 07, 1993 Published in issue #169 May 07, 1993 Order article reprints