‘Ted’ Movie Review

Brian Dulle / Washburn Review

This last Friday I went to see the movie “Ted” directed by Seth MacFarlane, the genius behind “Family Guy” and I was not disappointed at all.

As an 8 year old boy John Bennett was unpopular and had no friends.  One Christmas his parents give him a giant stuffed teddy bear.  John treats the bear as his real best friend and that night he wishes that his teddy bear could really talk and as Patrick Stewart says, “Nothing is more powerful than a young boy’s wish.”  John’s teddy bear (Ted) comes to life and the two of them become instant friends for life.  Ted becomes famous nationwide and becomes a popular guest on many TV talk shows but as the years go by his fame dies down.  The film then picks up twenty seven years later with John, played by Mark Wahlberg and Ted, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, living in an apartment with John’s girlfriend of 4 years, Lori, played by Mila Kunis.  Lori begins to worry that with John hanging out with Ted and Ted living with them; it is holding them back from moving on with their lives.  I won’t go on further from here because I want you to find out what happens yourself.

If you are a fan of “Family Guy” or any other Seth MacFarlane creation, I don’t think you will be disappointed in this film.  I laughed pretty much the whole time and I love when they mention in the film that Ted sounds just like Peter Griffin.

For MacFarlane’s first feature film, I laughed harder than I did watching “The Hangover.”  He isn’t afraid to push the limit and go over the top with humor.

I will advise parents however that there is a strong reason that this movie is rated R and no matter how much your little kid begs you, you might think twice about taking them to see this movie.

This is a movie well worth seeing and I plan to see it again real soon.  Men, now would be the best time to go while all of the women are distracted by “Magic Mike.”

If you are not a fan of “Family Guy” or any other of Seth MacFarlane’s work, well then you might not like this film simply because it isn’t your kind of humor.

I give this film 4.5 out of 5 Top Hats.