Excerpt: John also has an insanely hot girlfriend named Lori, played by Mila Kunis, proving once again that casting is everything. Wahlberg and Kunis make a cute, fun-loving couple, but when you throw a potsmoking, skirt-chasing, foul-mouthed teddy bear into the mix, sparks are bound to fly.
Excerpt: During his childhood, John Bennett never had any real friends until one Christmas evening he got Ted, a big teddybear, from his parents. Later that evening John made a wish that Ted would come to life, a wish that was granted.
Excerpt: In 2005, audiences discovered Judd Apatow and 40 Year Old Virgin . Come 2009, Todd Phillips rocked the theatrical run of The Hangover . In 2012, Seth McFarlane waves a middle finger, moons all involved, and undoubtedly finds a way to work in a penis with Ted .
Excerpt: The Film Just about every kid has had some type of imaginary friend or special stuffed something. And at some point, he or she has probably wished that pal would come to life, so they could be best friends forever. Well, forever is a really long time.
Excerpt: It’s highly unlikely that, as a fan of Family Guy and The Simpson’s , I’ll ever find another set of animated series that I love as much. While The Simpson’s came first and obviously inspired Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed “family”, it’s going on its third decade.
Conclusion: 'Ted' is a very funny movie now available on a pretty great Blu-ray/DVD combo release. If I have any qualms about the Blu-ray itself, it's that the bonus materials seem just slightly on the thin side when you consider how popular the movie was in theaters.
Conclusion: Ted isn't for everyone, but what comedy is? MacFarlane has crafted a genuinely funny bit of profane puppetry (or motion capturing I suppose), and anyone who gives it a shot will be surprised by just how much laughter they have pent up inside.