Ted Review

Ted

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

I’ll have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of Family Guy, American Dad, or The Cleveland Show but when I heard that Seth MacFarlane was directing his first movie I could help but be intrigued, wondering how his brand of comedy was going to translate on to the big screen. The premise is a rather simply one, bromance that gets in the way of actually romance done in I Love You Man, but the introduction of a living teddy bear changed it up a lot for me because it was something that no one else has done before and that Mark Wahlberg, an actor that I am starting to enjoy more and more with every movie that he does, and Mila Kunis, who is a good actress and come on she is super hot, makes this movie more entertaining than other films of this nature. There is a lot that I really found funny in this movie and a lot that I think fell flat but what this movie is really about is maturation of John (Mark Wahlberg). It works well on a emotional level and still remains funny even when the story drags on and some of the acting and dialogue can be a little weak. Right now I have to say that it is the best R-Rated comedy of the year, thats not saying to much since the other two of the summer happen to be The Dictator and That’s My Boy. In the end I really enjoyed the final results despite the fact that it is a different sort of comedy for me.

John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a perfectly normal Boston native whose childhood wish for his teddy bear to come to life comes true. The bear, Ted (voiced by (Seth MacFarlane), remains his best friend from the age of eight into his adulthood. Twenty-seven years later, conflict emerges when Ted’s irresponsible and vulgar slacker lifestyle comes in the way of John’s attempt to embrace adulthood and his love-interest Lori (Mila Kunis).

There is a lot that sets this movie apart from similar movies like the entire story revolving around a mans relationship with a Teddy Bear but I think that the movie hits the mark more often than not and I think that some people are not going to enjoy it as much as I did but it is a interesting movie that is much more that a raunchy comedy, deep down it has a lot of heart to it.

8 out of 10

7 thoughts on “Ted Review”

  1. Very interesting and informative post. It reminds me of just how behind in my movie watching I really am. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Hope to see more posts from you! 🙂

      1. I agree! Between my long list of “movies to watch” and “books to read”, I’m not sure if I’ll ever catch up. But here’s to giving it a shot! 🙂

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