The first motion picture from the creator of Family Guy.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett, a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish, and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Ok, so here's the thing....
It is impossible for me not to like this film. For two reasons. Before I go into them let me just first say that plotwise this is as predictable as it gets. Really, don't expect anything original there, the only thing original is the idea. The cast is excellent, Kunis is charming as hell, MacFarlane's voice acting is fantastic and Wahlberg completely steals the show in a fantastically timed comedic performance.
So here we go, reason number one:
I absolutely, unequivocally love Family Guy. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a prerequisite to enjoy this film. MacFarlane's anarchic humour speaks to me. Here he is rude and crass as ever, but…
You know what I'd like to do to her? Something I call the "Dirty Fozzie".
The fact that I identify with a film about a 35 year old man-child with a talking teddy bear probably says more about me then the film.
It's bromance vs romance filled with raunchy humor most of which is from a walking talking teddy bear that likes drugs, booze and hookers. If that premise sounds funny to you then you'll love it.
Is the comedy very similar to a certain animated TV show? Yes it is, but I really didn't care. It's easily the funniest movie I've seen this year. The story is standard, but it's how it goes through it that's funny. The dialogue is raunchy, anti-PC and crude but it's not what's being said that's funny half the time, it's who's saying it and in what situation.
This was exactly how I expected it would be which is why I’ve waited until now to watch it. I appreciate Seth MacFarlane has his fans but he makes rather polarising comedy and sadly I’m on the other side of the fence. It’s not that I have a problem with cheap, crude or even pop-culture centric gags, it is that he has been regurgitating the same humour for so long it just eventually loses its appeal. The character of Ted is simply an amalgamation of MacFarlane’s animated characters meaning that even if the film contains new jokes they feel overly familiar.
The concept at least had potential - a crude, dope smoking teddy bear repeatedly getting in the way of…
Me: So Ron do you enjoy the work of Seth MacFarlane?
Myself: Fuck yeah! I love Family Guy, and American Dad!
Me: Did that influence how you felt about Ted?
Myself: Of course it did dumb-ass it's the same type of humor.
Me: Well I don't see any need for name calling.
Myself: So don't consider it name calling, it's more of an observation.
Me: OK well I'm observing you being an asshole.
Myself: Calm down chief, I called you a dumb-ass it's not the end of the world.
Me: OK back on track. So you enjoyed Ted then.
Myself: Yeah there's parts that are a bit stupid but overall it's pretty fucking funny.
Me: I see, well you didn't…
Watching Mark Wahlberg get his ass kicked by a teddy bear is probably the funniest shit I've ever seen.
It's like being in the twilight zone hearing Norah Jones say the word "penis."
I'd give my left tit for just one dance with Giovanni Ribisi.
This was the first of two movies I watched on the flight home to Norway and what a bad choice on my part. I should have known that I wouldn't care for it because I'm not too fond of Family Guy and Ted is a Rhode Island family away from being a live action adaptation (complete with pop culture references). Seth MacFarlane even used most of the voice actors from the show as main actors in the film. There's even the childhood friend, unable to speak in real life because they're a dog or, in this case, a teddy bear but not here, they talk and no one thinks it's weird that they have sex with women or get stoned.…
Eine vollkommen vorhersehbare Story mit den üblichen Wendungen angereichert mit überwiegend mittelmäßigen Gags und einer guten Besetzung – seichte Unterhaltung.
If you enjoy (or can tolerate) the crude aspects of MacFarlane’s teddy bear, then you’ll find there is a lot to love in this laugh out loud comedy.
Full review here - blog.yinnyang.co.uk/2012/08/film-review-ted/
watched the un-rated version, very crude but did have a couple of funny moments - so not all bad
Great idea, started well but became increasingly irritating. Thought it would be fun and quirky but really became more annoying. Not the fact it was crass and course but just not funny enough to get away with it.
If you like Adam Sandler movies you might enjoy it. I don't and really didn't!
If you find this funny you should die.
Definitely, it's not my kind of movie. Quite silly.
I’m not sure how I feel about my name being in the list of white trash names... Still a funny movie.
Good, but overrated.
OH SETH YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN