When John was a lonely child, he wished his favourite Teddy would come to life to be his real friend. And children’s wishes it seem come true, when the following day Teddy became Ted, a very real, walking, talking Teddy Bear. Over two decades later and John (Mark Wahlberg), and Ted (Voiced by Seth MacFarlane) are still together. The only thing is, they grew up together, and experienced the same things together, but now John wants to settle down in a relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis), and she simply does not want Ted, and his drug taking, womanizing ways around.
One look at the trailer for Ted and you’re in love. Of course things do not quite appear, as they first seem. Despite Ted’s cuteness, this is one movie you definitely do not want your kids to see. Ted is foul mouthed, and has some extreme behavior, but he is not alone, Lori also has a pretty vile mouth too. Ted is a great example of why certification is so important, Ted while undoubtedly take many completely by surprise.
The above might sound a bit negative, but believe me its not. Ted is by far one of the funnest, most extreme movies I have seen for a little while, considering its Hollywood caliber. There are times you literally cannot help but laugh out loud, generally when it comes to the vilest of points in the movie.
The special effects are amazing, this clearly CGI animated bear moves seamlessly at all times with the characters. You get a real feel for this when Flash Gordon actor Sam Jones turns up and Ted turns into a real party animal.
Ted is not all good of course; the story is fairly predictable, especially when the disturbing Donny (Giovanni Ribisi) and his sinister son turn up. But predictability is not necessarily a weakness as Ted proves. Ted is a winner in pretty much ever sense of the word, it holds your attention, is hysterically funny, and further more works very well with repeat viewing.