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Saturday, June 30, 2012




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

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi.

Release Date: Jun 29, 2012

Rated R for some Drug Use, Pervasive Language and Crude and Sexual Content

Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

Genres: Comedy


If you are familiar with Seth MacFarlane’s brand of humor from Family Guy, American Dad etc… then you’ll know what to expect in his first feature film. It’s very much in keeping with those way lengths, even teetering closely into full crossover with Ted sounding very much like Peter Griffin. MacFarlane transposes a standard rom-com plot; annoying friend comes between couple, and mixes it up with a foul mouthed CGI bear. It’s raucous vulgar and generally a lot of fun. MacFarlane is allowed to go balls to the wall without having to worry about TV censors and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, frat boy humor gone wild. Along the way a certain 80’s cult movie star shows up during a crazy party scene and one of the most hilarious fights I’ve sat through since Borat. It’s all utterly silly and stupid and it never takes itself too seriously. The cast is all game with each actor and actress hitting their marks around an impressively realized CGI star voiced with great gusto by MacFarlane. A few hiccups come in the form of the aforementioned well worn plot and kind of unnecessary subplot that adds an extra 15 minutes to the film that could have been excised without much issue. Regardless, Ted is the kind of comedy that’ll end up on many a shelf when it hits video.



  1. wow, sounds like it could be a fun movie, if anything. i'm not familiar with macfarlane (never seen family guy), but i know he has quite a following....

    1. It's a lot of fun but if you aren't familar with McFarlane then just know it's very low brow and politically incorrect, it totally a certain type of humor.

  2. You know how odd I am when it comes to comedy but I still don't know what to make of this one (or when it is released over here for that matter!)

    There are parts of the trailer which are amusing and parts that aren't, I HATE Family Guy but I LOVE American Dad - I have no idea what way I will swing with this film!!

    If it is half as enjoyable as 21 Jump Street I will be happy enough!

    K :-D

    PS - you really should have seen Magic Mike this weekend!

    1. American Dad has surpassed Family Guy a long time ago in our household, I think you'll enjoy it, it's not the random type of humor of FG but just really crass.

      P.S. We saw this after I let my wife choose between this and MM, I'm not at fault.

  3. I was skeptical at first (trailers was meh) but now after all the surprisingly positive reviews, I'm interested in it. Might check it out, though we have to wait until end of August.

    1. It's a lot more fun than I expected, was taken by surprise to be honest at how much I enjoyed it.


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