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I kept hearing that this is "One of the Funniest Movies of All Time" so I naturally had to check it out. I already love Seth MacFarlane and "Family Guy" so I had no choice but to go to the theater with my buddies and check it out. Let me just say this: this is THE FUNNIEST movie I've seen in AGES. Probably not since Borat have I laughed so hard and so continuously throughout an entire feature film. The teddy bear "Ted" is like a bastard middle aged frat boy who refuses to behave, leading to all kinds of hilarious situations and dialogue/banter that will make you wish you had a teddy bear to talk to you like this! Mark Wahlberg is also surprisingly good at comedy (after "Date Night") and Mila Kunis is basically just eye candy (she's hella hawt) but the show belongs to MacFarlane's performance as Ted. This is the perfect movie to go see with friends or your girl just to have a good old time at the movies, which is what going to the movies should be all about.
I don't watch "Family Guy" and know really nothing of the cartoon. I had low expectations going into this one because the premise looked beyond stupid.
That said, it is easily one of the most side-splitting adult comedies I've seen in a long, long time. The dialogue and antics of Ted result in non-stop laughter.
Sure, the concept has been done before with movies about foul mouthed toys (see "Child's Play" with Chucky) but Ted has a charm all it's own and while the plot is predictable (two "buddies" grow up together vowing to stay true to the end, girlfriend enters the picture and their friendship is in jeopardy) it keeps the comedic pace for its entirety.
For parents shocked and offended by this movie after taking young children to see something they thought was going to be a feelgood "Toy Story" exercise: did you not see the "R" rating? The movie's poster has Ted holding a beer bottle or standing at a urinal. The warning signs were clearly there.
Some of the best adult, crude humor in a long time! Bravo, Mr. McFarlane! Thanks for a good summer laughfest.
Funny movie if ya dont mind the late teen/young adult humor. Mark Wahlberg does ok and its good to see him do some humor. This is definitely Family Guy type of funny. To other reviews,Who would take their kids to see an 'R' rated movie and not expect some foul language and other off the cuff trailer trash talk from a teddy bear? Leave the kids at home, good, funny date movie. I recommend it.
Don't do it! It really does suck. Don't bring your young kids either: lots of cursing and suggestive sexual statements and acts. It's touching at the end, OK, but it's a tough go getting there.
I like Mark Wahlberg and Mila is easy on the eyes......and she does some real acting here. No, I'm not a prude. I like cursing and sex just fine, but it doesn't fit the movie and I didn't expect it. If you do see it, wait for it at the dollar rental red box; you'll still have over paid.
This movie was made for someone, but that someone is certainly not me. I do not like "Family Guy", and I think you have to enjoy that kind of humor to enjoy "Ted", Seth MacFarlane's first feature film. There's a lot of people who love his raunchy, pop culture laden jokes. For them, I'm sure this movie will be pretty funny. I liked the premise, so I'm disappointed I didn't like the movie more. John (Mark Wahlberg) lives with his girlfriend and a teddy bear named Ted, who came to life when John was a child and never really grew up. He and John, a man in his mid 30s headed nowhere fast, spend a lot of time smoking pot and watching the 80s movie "Flash Gordon". Tired of his childish ways, the girl (played by a completely wasted Mila Kunis) forces John to decide between growing up and his lifelong friend. There's a subplot about kidnappers trying to steal Ted, but the story is just a line for MacFarlane to place his jokes on, and those jokes just weren't that funny to me. I was impressed by Mark Wahlberg's performance, however. The guy tries really hard, even when he's acting opposite a teddy bear. But this movie just wasn't for me.
I liked this film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters because it is funny and silly and it is a perfect summer film. I did not expect to like this film as much as i did and I am glad that I gave it a chance. I am a big fan of MacFarlane’s humor and this film was full of it and I laughed my butt off. The film is ridiculous, inappropriate, funny and even nostalgic and I had a blast watching it. Mark Wahlberg is a perfect actor for this film because he can act silly scenes in a very serious way and it makes this movie absolutely great. I bet there will be plenty of haters who will try to burry this film but i do not think it is possible because the film is well made and it delivers laughs.
My boyfriend was dying to see this film and he dragged me with him, I usually do not like films like this one but i had a good time watching this movie and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I think that if you like Seth MacFarlane's sense of humor you will have a great time at this film but if you are not a fan i suggest you see a different film. At times the humor was a bit too much for my taste but overall i thought it was quite funny and entertaining. The film also benefits from great actors like Mark Wahlberg who is perfect for this kind of role. Overall, I think the film was entertaining and fun and I think you will have a good time watching it.
Easily the best comedy of the summer, "Ted" works for one reason and one reason only: the conviction of the filmmakers. They take a totally preposterous premise - a teddy bear coming to life and wreaking havoc on an adult male's life - and make it work by believing that there is nothing out of the ordinary about it. It's just a totally natural thing that could happen in a world of limitless possibilities. Kinda like Brian Griffin fitting in seamlessly in Quahog while all the other dogs are just dogs. Clearly, MacFarlane has a soft spot for special characters that live under special circ**stances.
Not every joke scores in this movie. Some of the pop culture gags and references get old and are fairly predictable, but you'll probably crack a smile at least part of the time. It's frequently raunchy and crude and even downright gross, but unlike a movie like "That's My Boy" this one has wit and sophistication to match. It's a fun and silly movie with big, big balls. Teddy bear balls!
I think the ad campaign for this movie is quite deceptive: I thought it would be about a grown man and his teddy bear in a quirky or offbeat story like "Lars and the Real Girl" with my favorite actor, Ryan Gosling. Well, let me just say that Mark Wahlberg is NO Ryan Gosling. He's not the world's best actor though I think some people seem to think he's good at comedy even though he has this whole tough guy image. I'm not one of them. I wish they had cast someone like Steve Carrell or Will Ferrell in this movie. They are both waaaay funnier than Wahlberg and even my sons thought the movie would have been better with someone else in the movie.
That being said, my kids did think it was a laugh riot, though I think it's way too explicit and dirty for anyone under the age of 16. I'm sure kids everywhere will be getting their hands on this movie - it's almost impossible to curtail that kind of access these days - but parents should have a say in what they see.
My boyfriend dragged me to this movie last night for a special screener and I was not excited to see this: I mean, who wants to see a movie about a talking teddy bear? And before I go any further, let me be clear that I have never seen "Family Guy" or "The Simpsons". My kind of humor is "Friends" and "Will & Grace" . . . which is why I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this movie! It's really funny! I even found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I probably even laughed more and louder than my boyfriend. You'll totally be busting a gut when you listen to the hilarious things that Ted says to his "owner" John, though really it's John who gets owned by Ted, lol. I generally don't like Mark Wahlberg in comedies, but Mila Kunis and Seth Macfarlane make up for his mostly flat performance. I hope there's a sequel, I will definitely be watching that!
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