Seth Macfarlane, from the animated television show Family Guy, wrote, directed, and stars in the hit comedy, Ted. When a lonely eight year old boy wishes for a friend on Christmas Eve, his teddy bear comes to life. Twenty-eight years later, 35 year old John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is still best friends with his worn-out, foul-mouthed teddy bear named Ted (voice of Seth Macfarlane), when his girlfriend of 4 years Lori Collins (Mila Kunis) grows tired of Ted smoking pot and bringing home prostitutes. She threatens to leave John if he doesn’t make Ted move out of their house. (Is there even a decision between beautiful Mila Kunis and a cursing teddy bear?) In the meantime, a man named Donny (Giovanni Ribisi) is obsessed with the talking teddy bear and executes an elaborate plan to kidnap Ted for his spoiled son, which brings John and Lori to Ted’s rescue. I have had my eye (no pun intended) on this movie for several months thinking it would be pretty funny. I was not disappointed and laughed throughout the whole film. Yes, it is crude with some nudity, drug use and raunchy sight gags, but even the clean jokes were hilarious. There was great on-screen chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and the computer generated Ted, with Mila Kunis as, well, the answer to the hopes and dreams of men everywhere. The plot is predictable as expected, but who really cares as long as the movie is a lot of fun and is entertaining. This is one of the funniest films in years and I’m giving it a B+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.