Movie Review: Ted

Posted: July 9, 2012 in movie reviews, movies
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Seth McFarlane just has an insane sense of humor in Ted that I totally dig. Don’t take this movie seriously. Instead let it take you along its crazy, and frankly eff’d up ride. It’ll be hilarious. Trust me.


Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth McFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi.

Premise: As a child, John Bennett made a wish for his teddy bear to come to life. Now as a grown man, John (Mark Wahlberg) must deal with those repercussions as Ted, his teddy bear, now refuses to leave his side. All grown up, and on the brink of marriage, Ted’s frat boy/laid back/party “stuffed” animal style begins to crimp John’s relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis). Now John must choose between his childhood friend who never left his side, and the love of his life.

My Review: This movie was far from perfect. In fact it was awkward. Like Like over-the-top, look-away, this-is-so-horribly-wrong, kind of awkward. And Mark Wahlberg, yeah, not his best work. But you know what? I didn’t care. Because if you know Seth McFarlane (Family Guy) you know his jokes are hit and miss. Sure he can sometimes get it horribly wrong (but honestly in a way that makes you smile and cringe at the same time), but when he gets it right, you’ll find yourself laughing till you cry.

Ted is an original blend of gross out, laugh out loud humor that is somehow seems magically acceptable because it’s being done by an adorable Teddy Bear. But the movie is also more than that. Ted is a coming of age story. Okay, so the person “coming of age” is a 35 year old man who can’t let go of his Teddy Bear, but I think that’s what makes the story so original. It attacks questions we can relate too, but in a unique way. What do you do when you seem to outgrow your pothead, party “boy”, girl crazy best friend? Are you really outgrowing your friends or caving to your partner’s needs and sacrificing what you want? Is there a way for both you and your partner to be happy, or is being in a relationship about compromise, even if it’s you doing most of the compromise?

Ted is extrememly entertaining, original, awkward and made me laugh out loud. Plus I love me some Mila Kunis and a creepy Giovanni Ribisi.

Check it out people.


Rating: 3 ½ stars (out of 5)






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