If you’ve seen the trailers for Ted, you’re going to find this movie hilarious. If you haven’t see any trailers for Ted, your going to find this movie ridiculously hilarious.
Ted is a story of a man named John (Mark Wahlberg) and his lifelong friend Ted (Seth MacFarlane). After receiving a teddy bear for Christmas, a 12-year-old John makes a wish on a magical shooting star that brings Ted to life. It’s weird for everybody, but soon enough the world accepts that he’s a talking, walking teddy bear. And then the real fun begins.
Ted is John’s best friend (“Thunder buddies for life!”). But when John grows up and meets a girl (Mila Kunis), tensions arise and John must choose between his best friend and his best girl. Just as MacFarlane’s animated shows such as Family Guy and American Dad! are intended for adults, Ted is not for kids. Yes, it has a talking teddy bear. But this teddy bear has a dirtier mouth than George Carlin. He’s crude, brash, rude and utterly hilarious. But he’s not for kids, hands down.
Seth MacFarlane co-writes, directs and stars in this movie, so fans of his work should know what to expect. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, this movie is still highly recommended as good old fashioned slapstick, combined with smartly written vulgarities and poop jokes. Trust me, it’s a lot funnier than it might sound. I’d even venture to say that Ted might be this summer’s funniest movie.
Ted. Written and directed by Seth MacFarlane. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane. Rated R. www.tedisreal.com.