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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane delivers even more of his signature boundary-pushing humor in the Unrated Version of this outrageous comedy-blockbuster. John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a grown man whose cherished teddy bear came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and hasn’t left his side since. Can John’s relationship with longtime girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis), move forward with his lovably profane buddy in the picture? Ted Unrated is stuffed with even more hilarious moments not shown in theaters!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 202
- Fresh: 138
- Rotten: 64
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: I tried to resist but couldn't.
Rotten: Everything goes on too long -- Ted's carousing, Lori's watchful waiting, John's wistful indecision.
Fresh: It's a goofy premise pursued with crass -- as well as sentimental -- relish.
Fresh: You'll feel the warmth and camaraderie of a Bostonian and his little sentient bear.
THE FUNNIEST, RAUNCHIEST FILM OF THE YEAR!
It was only a matter of time before Seth MacFarlane brought his brilliantly twisted brand of humor to the big screen, and boy, did he deliver. "Ted" is a vulgar, no-holds-barred smorgasbord of obscene sight gags, random pop culture references, and some of the dirtiest dialogue you'll ever hear at the movies. It's one of those rare R-rated comedies that's just as funny as it is unique, with a screenplay that knows no boundaries to the crudeness of its humor and a memorable cast of characters that take full comedic advantage of the screen time they have. Honestly, watching this film with my friends was one of the best cinematic experiences I've had in quite a while, and I'd gladly watch it again.
The story follows John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man-child whose cherished teddy bear came to life as the result of a childhood wish and hasn't left his side since. His longtime girlfriend (Mila Kunis) wants to move their relationship forward, but it's almost impossible to do so with Ted in the picture. Will John finally grow up and or will he choose friendship over love?
For a comedy about a talking teddy bear, "Ted" really delivers the goods. There are multiple obscure nods to the cult 1980 film "Flash Gordon", and the way the screenwriters manage to infuse the star of that flick into the script is simply genius. It's also worth noting that the the cast is mostly made up of "Family Guy" voice actors (no surprise there), and even a few surprise cameos from some well-known celebs. Speaking of the cast, Wahlberg and Kunis are remarkably believable in their efforts to realistically interact with a foul-mouthed stuffed animal. They're committed to their characters the whole time, giving them much more relaxed and relatable personalities than you'd be led to believe. But don't be fooled. Ted is still the real star of the show, and with his hilariously offensive remarks and edgy Bostonian accent, how could he not be? MacFarlane voices the bear with a sense of charm and sporadic wit, and the moments he and Wahlberg share in the first act are just priceless (in particular, the "Thunder Buddies" song).
Although "Ted" is a consistently hysterical movie from start to finish, it does have its share of issues. There's a forgettable subplot involving Ted and a disturbingly obsessed father and son that only leads to a predictable climax, and the overall flow and pacing of the story aren't as smooth as they should be, but nevertheless, I still had an absolute blast watching this film. The gags are fast-paced and joyfully crude, the characters are charming and oftentimes heartfelt, and the script is surprisingly level-headed and mature, especially considering the unabashed lewdness of its material. For any fan of "Family Guy", "American Dad", and "The Cleveland Show", "Ted" is a must-see. As for everyone else, I definitely recommend renting it.
By the way, did anyone else notice that the current Tomatometer rating for this movie is 69%? Classic.
This is by far the best movie I have ever seen in my entire life
I am not easily disappointed, but this did it
Look, I am one of those people who think critics are usually wrong, well because they usually are. That being said, I figured for some reason that this movie would be a decent comedy. Wahlberg seemed to phone in some of the most critical parts of the movie. The humor was just off the mark, swearing can be boat loads of laughs but even this was just like they tried to hard. You will seriously only laugh two maybe three times throughout the entire film. The idea of this movie is much better than the movie itself. Finally, I don't know what it is with Seth Macfarlane and his obsession with 70's and 80's sitcom music, it is fine in small doses but a full length feature absolutely filled with it is just overwhelming. Basically, by the end of the movie I was just waiting for it to be over. I spent the money to rent it so I felt obligated to finish it. If you passed on this movie you would probably be better off, if you don't you may just wish you had. But I guess that's your choice. You have been warned.