When you see anything that Seth MacFarlane has a claim in, you pretty much know what you are in for. There are no surprises here folks. The year was 1985. Nintendo was all the rage as was anything Darth Vader related. That was also the year that a young John Bennett made a wish for his teddy bear, aptly named Teddy, to come alive and be his buddy. Not since the days of Pinocchio and Geppetto have we seen that wish come true.
Fast forward to present day, and we find an older, wiser John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and an unkempt, cruder Ted. The two have weathered the years and it shows. Spending most of their time on the couch acting like two college frat kids, the two are inseparable. It isn’t until John’s girlfriend Lori, played by Mila Kunis, forces John to decide between her and his fuzzy friend. Wahlberg again proves that he has primo comedy chops. It had to be hard while shooting to be beside a non-existent talking bear. You wouldn’t know it though from his commitment to the character. As for Ted, the work on the bear was flawless, even the shadows and facial expressions were perfection. It is easy to get lost and forget that he isn’t real. You might even wish he was real so you can pack him up and take him to your next party. Also as a bonus in Ted, there are a few choice cameos that should not be missed.
This is one of the funniest movies of the year thus far. The jokes are sick, twisted, and downright rude. Like some of Seth MacFarlane’s jokes, you find yourself feeling bad for laughing so hard. Ted will find a way into your heart and he will do it all while hitting the pipe and chugging a beer.