This summer, Seth MacFarlane decided to take his talents somewhere other than television. MacFarlane wrote, directed and stars in the blockbuster film Ted. The movie also stars Mark Wahlburg and Mila Kunis, who is no stranger to MacFarlane’s projects. According to grossmoviepool.com, Ted has grossed over $240 million.
Ted tells the story of a young boy named John Bennett (Wahlburg), who received a teddy bear for Christmas. Since the boy has no real friends, he wished that his bear could come to life so they could really be best friends. To John and his family’s surprise, his bear, Ted (MacFarlane), really comes to life the next morning. John’s mother even compared Ted to baby Jesus. Ted instantly becomes famous because of his unique story however all good things must come to an end because like most reality TV stars, Ted only had fifteen minutes of fame.
As John grew up, Ted became less innocent. Ted and John spend most of their time smoking weed and watching old TV shows. The only person other than Ted that John hangs out with is his girlfriend Lori (Kunis). Lori and John’s relationship is not going the way Lori wants it to because John spends too much time with Ted and he is not acting like a man in his mid thirties. John tells Ted to get his own apartment and his own job. Ted gets a job by telling the owner of a grocery store that he had the owner’s wife’s box in his mouth. Even though Ted has his own place, Ted still spends lots of time with John. John’s relationship is still at risk and Ted’s life becomes at risk when he meets a creepy man that has been stalking him.
Ted is one of the most hilarious movies to come out in years. Seth MacFarlane does not disappoint with any of his projects and Ted is no different. Every joke made the entire theatre burst out in laughter. Each actor chosen was perfect for their role. Even Wahlburg’s Boston accent was perfect. Although this movie is a comedy, there is a scene that may be a tear jerker for crybabies like me.
This movie is not for all audiences. Children should definitely not go see Ted. Even though Ted looks like a cuddly bear and is appealing to them Ted is extremely vulgar. This was expected considering Macfarlane is the creator of Family Guy and American Dad which are two cartoons that contain a lot of dirty jokes. I also recommend people who are not comfortable with profanity or sexual references avoid this movie. However, Ted can bring out the silliness in some of the most uptight people. Even my mother laughed at Ted’s dirty jokes. . Hopefully there will be a sequel that will make audiences laugh just as much as the original.
If you have not seen Ted I recommend you go to the nearest theatre because you are missing out. Ted is absolutely a must see. By the end of the movie you will want more. You will want to see it again and again. The jokes will still be just as funny. This movie was the best comedy of the year and in my mind the best movie of the year.
Author: Bianca W.
Originally published August 12, 2012