Whether you like him or hate him, there is no denying that Seth MacFarlane has become one of the biggest comedy names in entertainment, thanks in part to Family Guy, as well as his cadre of other TV shows. With Ted, Seth MacFarlane has finally jumped over to writing and directing films, and Ted is a great way to kick off that section of his career. I haven’t laughed out loud as much or as often during a movie as I did during Ted, and I can say the same for the rest of the audience I saw it with.
Ted follows the tale of John (Mark Wahlberg) and his teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane). John receives Ted for Christmas when he is a boy, and wishes for the bear to come to life. Ted does and after a brief bout of celebrity, the film jumps ahead a couple of decades. John is now a 35 year old slacker whose main hobbies are getting high and watching Flash Gordon with Ted, in addition to attempting to keep his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). Much of the films humor comes from the interactions between the three of them, often thanks to Ted’s childish behavior and John’s similar attitude.
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