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
Since I can't stand "Family Guy",( it relies on filth, extreme profanity and toilet jokes to try to be funny) I didn't think I'd enjoy this film. But I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, there's lots of profanity but that's the way alot of people talk now. If you can see past that, you'll realize there's lots of wit and true comedy. It's written very well and the acting was great. It also had a good story and even some tender moments. I'm still in shock that I liked it as much as I did!!!! I'd highly recommend it!
Ridiculous and stupid. Makes movies like "The Hangover" look like intelligent fodder. The premise that a talking BEAR helps an adult male out of his adolesence is ludicrous and you've got to wonder about Mark Wahlberg's brain for even WANTING to waste his talent on spawn like this.
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.