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Director: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi, Aedin Mincks

Running Time: 109 minutes – extended edition

Certificate: 15

Extras: None

Going from TV to movie comedy is a difficult transition. It often leads to unnecessary story arcs, a bloated running time, and an over reliance on cameos – all of which apply to Ted, Seth MacFarlane’s directorial debut.

John Bennett (Wahlberg) is a loner, struggling for friends at school his parents buy him a teddy bear –inventively named Ted (MacFarlane). John’s wish that Ted come alive is granted by the gods. Insert profanity, sexual innuendo, and the kind of subtlety of which Michael Bay would certainly approve. John grows up, settles with Lori (Kunis), and finally separates from Ted… or so Lori hopes.

Ted is what you’d expect, and want, from Seth MacFarlane. He hasn’t strayed from the popular Family Guy formula, and whilst this »

- Sam Carey

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