Ted Movie Reviews
User reviews on Ted
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!
Chances are that if you are a fan of Seth Macfarlane's hit TV show "Family Guy" you'll also be a fan of this movie. It's full of the same kind of humor that we see every week from Peter and Lois Griffin and their kids Chris, Meg and of course Stewie the Devil Baby. The movie can even be seen as an extension of "Family Guy" because we have a character that isn't supposed to talk to humans - Ted, the teddy bear - just like Brian talks to the Griffins and even dates humans on the show. I guess MacFarlane likes to blur the lines of reality!
The jokes are typically raunchy but in this movie they are really, REALLY funny. I laughed pretty much all the way throughout the movie, and I wasnt sure from the trailer if it was going to be any good. But the cast - especially the sexy Mila Kunis - make it very entertaining. The show stealer is the teddy bear, Ted, who is unlike any teddy bear you've ever seen or heard. Let's just say: Teddy Ruxpin, he aint.
What a LAUGH RIOT! I was crying myself with tears of joy all throughout this movie, it's just effing hysterical in every single moment! In fact, I was laughing so hard that I am sure I missed nearly half the jokes in the movie because I was laughing at what had just happened on screen.
The movie is basically a stoner comedy about a guy named John (Mark Wahlberg) who wished once upon a time that his childhood teddy bear would come to life. It does . . . except that it happens when John is an adult and the teddy bear is, well, not that cute. He's crude and rude and full of crazy and vulgar things to say which he of course says at the worst moments possible. The ending is kind of a cop out, but the rest of the movie is such a laugh riot that you won't mind. I'm definitely seeing this again - even my boyfriend wants to go a second time, something he never does unless it's a superhero movie. Bravo to Seth MacFarlane - the guy is a genius!