“We better start doing stupid shit!” The dirtiest and funniest teddy of the year wastes no time and spares no one. No girl is safe for him. No boy wants to be with him. John is the only exception. Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, has truly outdone himself with this debut.

When he was 8, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, I know I know!) got his teddy named Ted. John was a loner and so he wished Ted could talk. You know: nothing is more powerful than the sole wish of a little boy. TED… it was alive! Thirty years later John and Ted have become exemplified soul mates. Girls love them, boys fear them.

What struck me while watching Ted was how accurately it had been filmed. After all it is a comedy and we would expect lame dialogues and even lamer scenes, right? Adults with teddy bears, what is so fun about that? Not a single thing. But MacFarlane managed to create something exceptional out of nothing. The over sexed Ted is nothing compared to the various dialogues, over sexed as never heard before. Even the dirtiest minds will be impressed.

Casting the lovely Mila Kunis is another difference in Ted in comparison to other comedy movies. Her role supports the great variation between the scenes and the funny reactions to Ted’s comments.

For a comedy Ted has done an outstanding job. Of course, the story doesn’t make sense and there a dozens of plot holes – but that’s not what’s important here. The dynamic relation between the interesting, yet somewhat mysterious, characters plus MacFarlane’s years of experience in the branch has made Ted one of the best comedies I have watched in a long, long time. You should definitely check it out!

Rating: C+


6 thoughts on “Ted

  1. Good review. The idea of having a talking teddy bear, smoking pot and boning hookers, seems totally stupid but that’s just the point here! Everything is so stupid and raunchy, but MacFarlane puts his own, little witty spin on it that made me laugh more than I expected.

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