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Ted: Review

Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on July 19, 2012 at 9:10 PM


Released  Friday, June 29, 2012

Starring  Mark Wahlberg (as John Bennett), Seth Macfarlane (as Ted), Mila Kunis (as Lori Collins), Giovanni Ribisi (as Donny), Jessica Barth (as Tami-Lynn), Joel McHale (as Rex), Sam J. Jones (as Flash Gordon/himself), Bill Smitrovich (as Frank, Ted's boss), Aedin Mincks (as Robert)

Director  Seth Macfarlane

Screenwriters  Seth Macfarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild

Runtime  106 minutes

Rated  R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use



              out of 100


Posted Thursday, July 19, 2012


The teddy bear has epitomized the toy childhood friend, a bedside buddy whose lovability fortifies children with security and support, however superficial they may be. Over the years, many films saccharinely explored a talking teddy bear, but none to the uproarious effect of "Ted," a hilarious comedy that elicits more eruptions of laughter than any other film this year. In the style of his most famed television series, "Family Guy," director Seth Macfarlane strikes one obscene note after another, but while some may shriek with stupidity, others harmonize to produce a composition that rings with humor. Macfarlane's decent direction, however, is certainly surpassed by his superlative performance as teddy bear Ted, whose hysterical raunchiness highlights him as the most indelible character of the year. Yet his believability would evaporate in an instant without Mark Wahlberg, whose excellent portrayal of Ted's owner vivifies a convincing and essential chemistry between him and his "thunder buddy for life." This often poignant relationship captures the emotional spectrum of the film when the trite platitudes of the screenplay cannot. Setting new standards for comedies, the guilty pleasure of the summer features a toilet mouth yet material that does not belong in any toilet, a classless film yet first-class nevertheless. 73/100


Would you gladly see this movie again? Yes



Would you pay for a ticket for you and your friend? Yes



Would you mop the floors for one hour at the movie theater in order to see this movie? No


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Reply Mrs. Atlee
11:57 AM on July 24, 2012 
Good review. Looking forward to your take on The Dark Knight Rises.