As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
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John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted. Written by
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Frequently hilarious and touching; one of the all time great comedies
Seth MacFarlane's irreverent humor may not be for everybody; but those who love "The Family Guy" will adore "Ted," whose running time equals about five "Family Guy" segments,yet, amazingly, maintains a more consistent level of humor than even one average episode. "Ted" even trumps "Family Guy" by also being a romantic comedy superior to most. A pretty amazing accomplishment,if you ask me; and, I hope the Motion Picture Academy recognizes this by nominating "Ted" as one of the year's best films.
I have always considered Mark Wahlberg a middling actor with great taste in scripts, as he has made some really fine movies. Mila Kunis is not only beautiful, but a great "straight man," as the antics in "Ted" would have rattled any lessor actress. Giovanni Ribisi is terrific in a small role, saving what is easily the weakest part of the movie (which is still better than your average movie). However, who would've thought Sam Jones(!) would steal every scene in which he appears? NOTE TO Hollywood: Give this guy another chance.
Ted's animation is so astounding you actually come to accept him as a living, breathing creature, and the fantasy sequence recreation of "Flash Gordon" is spot on, an more amazing accomplishment considering the film's relatively small budget. Likewise, kudos to whoever effected the "appearance with Johnny Carson".
As a bonus, Nora Jones, one of my favorite singers, also appears; and, she proves she is not only a great singer, she is sexy-beautiful and funny.
"Ted" stands along with "Duck Soup," "Young Frankenstein" and "The Whole Nine Yards" as my all time favorite comedies.
I give "Ted" a "10".
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