Ted

 Ted

The funniest movie that may require a shower afterward.

I’d be the first to say a movie with a talking, pot-smoking, prostitute loving teddy bear is probably the worst idea ever… until you tell me it was written and directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. That man can literally make anything funny. That’s not to say that this movie is for everyone, as you may know from Family Guy, the humor is often offensive, racist, sexist – all of the above and more. But that’s what makes it funny, because even if you won’t admit it, the jokes are somewhat true, making them even better. But if you can just take it all with a grain of salt and not take it seriously, you’ll end up laughing your ass off through this so stupid but hilarious movie.

Yeah I said it — it’s totally stupid. What movie with a main character as a talking teddy bear wouldn’t be? While the idea of the movie could be seen as “stupid” it’s so cleverly written and made, you almost forget the main character is a teddy bear at all. The thing that got me is the amount of times I was actually laughing out loud, along with the rest of the audience. In fact, one of the ending scenes brought to tears from laughter.

Mark Whalberg and Mila Kunis have great chemistry on screen and both are hysterical, but of course Ted voiced by Seth MacFarlane himself is the one who steals the show. You find yourself almost sympathizing with him throughout the movie all the while laughing at his witty lines. Still, every single character had their own element of awesome humor, which made it that much more funny. From a sexual harassing boss played by Joel McHale, to a psycho father-son team obsessed with the idea of owning Ted themselves, to a cameo role by Nora Jones, it all weaves a web of humor that keeps you laughing harder and harder.

The gist of the story is this: John struggles to find a life balance between his relationship with Lori and is left with the ultimatum to separate himself from his childhood bear or loose Lori. You then follow Ted as he tries to find himself in a world without his “Thunder Buddy for Life” (Wahlberg) by his side and John struggles to cut Ted out of his life forever.

Seriously, the plot is good, the humor is awesome, and overall the movie is incredibly entertaining. You won’t be disappointed, unless you don’t find teddy bear sex scenes and long teddy bear vs. human fights amusing, but be honest, you do.

 Ted

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