I wanted to try my first movie review. I have never done anything like this before and I want it to be good so here it goes.
The movie that I went and saw was "TED." I had to drag Preach (aka Brett from Transformed Nonconformist).
For his big-screen directorial debut, Seth MacFarlane has made a traditional buddy comedy, in much the same way his animated TV show, “Family Guy, which is to say, he works within a framework, while simultaneously tearing it to shreds.
He couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Mark Wahlberg, an excellent, and eternally underappreciated, straight man. In the past, Wahlberg has generously ceded the spotlight to Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Will Ferrell (“The Other Guys”). Here, he plays second string to a toy.
The story, which MacFarlane wrote with “Family Guy’s” Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, introduces us to a lonely child named John, who wishes for his stuffed bear to come to life. Magically enough, it actually happens.
In another movie, John might have learned some valuable lessons from this miracle.
In this movie, John (Wahlberg) grows up to become an aimless Boston slacker whose extended adolescence is enabled by his equally juvenile stuffed animal. (The expertly computer-animated Ted is voiced by MacFarlane.)
Even John realizes there are issues in living with a talking teddy bear — chief among them, the waning patience of his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). She wants to settle down. Ted, who has the focus of an overindulged frat boy, just wants to party. And John is stuck in the middle.
Not every joke scores, of course. But the hits are worth the misses, and anyway, the movie’s true genius is in the way its outlandish scenario is played so perfectly straight.
Really, it doesn’t matter. True chemistry is hard to find. And by some stroke of movie magic — or sheer skill — Wahlberg and the bear make a pretty great team.
|Even the President and the First Lady Party with Ted.|
I have never laughed so hard in my entire life!!!! There are so many pop culture references that will keep you laughing til the end. I hope that I have ruined the movie and you will go and see it for yourself.
Also I was at the tail end of being an 80's kid but, there are some really funny cameos that appear in the movie as well.
PS I have my own teddy bear when I was a kid....Yes it main stream. Look in the upper right hand corner....Yep Teddy Ruxpin!!!
|Epic Win!!! Also another pic of me in the hospital!!! It never ends!!!|
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