Family Guy’s Seth MacFarland finally gets his crack at the big screen and he doesn’t disappoint…
With TED MacFarland gets to push the envelope way beyond the TV limits and be totally politically incorrect.
TED tells of Mark Wahlberg as a kid and his magic Christmas wish that turned into a true miracle. His beloved teddy bear coming to life and becoming sort of a major child star sensation—even making an appearance with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. Wahlberg and Ted were going to be buddies for life.
Therein lies the problem.
Wahlberg’s now 35 years old and has Mila Kunis as his girlfriend. Making matters worse, Ted’s turned into quite a foul-mouthed party animal who’s into booze, bongs and hookers. And he’s NOT leaving.
So with Mila and Teddy now competing for Wahlberg’s affection she puts her foot down with an "it’s me or the bear" ultimatum.
While this may sound pretty pedestrian, remember it’s being played out through the fertile scripting by Seth MacFarland who also serves as the voice of Ted.
"I had cool moves. So have people with Parkinson’s" (Ouch)
Some of the film’s goofs are absolutely hilarious with dialogue to match—most of which I can’t quote here.
Add a generous helping of on screen surprises led by Sam (‘Flash Gordon’) Jones, Norah Jones and Ryan Reynolds among others and you’ve got about an hour and 46 minutes of pure rude and crude but very funny screen time.
Ted’s take on himself: "I look like Snuggle’s accountant."
And so it goes with some of the best material being oh so wrong.
Nothing’s sacred in or with the R-rated TED—flipping off 3-1/2 out of 5 fingers.
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