A man wrestles with the lingering consequences of a childhood wish in this live-action comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. As a young boy, John Bennett wanted nothing more than for his beloved teddy bear Ted (voice of MacFarlane) to come to life. Incredibly, that wish was granted. But now that John (Mark Wahlberg) is all grown up, his boyhood dream has become a nightmare nuisance. Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, and Giovanni Ribisi co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
To like this movie ,you have to buy into the directors premise that it is funny to hear a stuffed animal swear a blue streak everytime it opens it's mouth. And when it's not talking, it's smoking pot or drinking. They have taken what could have been a funny and heartwarming story about a grown man and his teddy bear and filled it so full of raunchy language that it was almost painful to watch. I don't understand how one reviewer can say Ted never says anything too dirty or raunchy. And that was the theatrical cut, not the unrated version. Some funny parts, but not worth wading through all the garbage to get there. Can't movies be funny anymore without being borderline obscene?
I like Seth MacFarlane's humor, especially "Family Guy", but it just didn't work as well for this movie. Not as funny or as good as I expected. The gratuitous shock value content is not as funny or clever as when it is cleaned up and written for TV, like in Family Guy.
Points off for unnecessary rough language. For example, did it really add anything to have every character use the F word seemingly every sentence??? But otherwise, very funny. Filthy in spots, so fair warning. Great cast, and look for some really amusing cameos.
I had long thought this movie sounded "not too good". But lack of anything else on the store shelf that didn't have someone holding a gun on the cover, I thought maybe it could be clever since it was so highly promoted. Wrong it was worse than I thought it could be. Inane, body humor, partial breasts for visuals and generally a pathetic movie. also very formulaic and so lots of leaving the room to do something else. Waste of time. Maybe good for teen and early 20s guys.
Mediocre comedy. I was really looking forward to this movie, and was there opening weekend to give it a go. I was sitting there, popcorn and soda in hand only to be met with lame cutaway gags and a teddy bear with a dirty mouth. I know the teddy with the dirty mouth was the plot of the movie, but I just feel there could have been jokes that didnt focus directly and only on that fact.
All said and done, it is not a terrible movie, and I am not completely shunning it. I am just saying that I was expecting more. This movie is still worth a rent to check out.
I mean, it's a talking teddy bear. It's a Seth McFarlane movie. I wasn't expecting this epic oscar winner. It was hilarious...just keep your expectations in check--it's probably not the funniest thing you'll ever see, but it's pretty darn funny. :)
In spots funny and also heartwarming fable about a boy with no friends who wishes upon a shooting star that his toy teddy bear could talk. And talk indeed he does. As time goes on he manages to impede the boy's love life and in the end a valuable lesson about love and friendship is learned by all. Good and entertaining performances by Mark Wahlberg, Milla Kunis and as the talking teddy bear..."Ted" Seth Mac Farlane who also directed and wrote the screenplay.