Director: Seth Macfarlane
Budget: $50-$65 million
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane(Voice), Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale
You know when you’re a little kid, and there’s that one thing that comforts you? It could be a toy, blanket, stuffed animal, even a pillow. Sometimes kids talk to the object as if it’s listening and it can be comforting for them. It’s always good for a little kid to have something like that. However, when you’re at the age of 35 and are still doing that, society may label you as a pedophile. Well, apparently, not when that object talks back and has a name and personality.
In the comedy movie titled Ted, a 35 year old man named John(Wahlberg) lives with his life-long teddy bear friend named Ted (Voice of MacFarlane) who, because of a childhood wish by John, came to life. Since then, they have been the best of friends who do everything together. But John’s girlfriend Lori (Kunis) wants to take their relationship to the next level, putting John and Ted’s friendship on the line.
What I think I and many others enjoyed most about this movie, was the fact that it keeps you constantly laughing. For a good 2 hours my stomach hurt like hell, it was totally worth it. If you want a good laugh along with giving your abs a work out, Ted is probably a good choice for you. Sure, it may be a typical romantic/comedy story where a friendship is on the line from one’s love relationship. But the unique characters and situations allow the audience to enjoy it and not feel like they’re watching something they’ve already seen a million times.
While this movie is extremely vulgar and raunchy, it isn’t just inappropriate lines that get old and boring after a while. A lot of the jokes are very clever and unexpected. It was a nice mix where each joke was funny, but still allowed the next joke to be just as funny, without overdoing it. And, as usual, Wahlberg, Kunis, and Ribisi were easy to watch on screen. MacFarlane voiced Ted nearly perfectly throughout the film, making every actor and scene a hell of a lot funnier.
Ted is almost the perfect summer movie. It had a solid story, clever twists, well-chosen cast, and hilarious humor. It was anticipated to be one of the funniest movies of the year, and it didn’t disappoint.