Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ted ...not just a kid's toy

 You could call it the first adult comedy of the summer. You could be shocked that Mark Wahlberg is doing this kind of movie. You could say that it it's completely ridiculous. On all counts, you would be right, but there is something about Ted that is a nice change of pace. We are in the middle of a summer that has boasted epic failures, huge successes and nothing like the Hangover for us to laugh at. Seth Mcfarlane is changing that.

 Ted is rude, crude, and you might even have fun with it. A boy who has no friends wishes his teddy bear could be alive and the wish is granted. We are introduced to a world that is accepting of a real life stuffed animal. Ted even becomes a celebrity for a while. The bear starts out cute and lovable , but quickly becomes a booze drinking, pot smoking, and foul mouthed roommate of Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg plays a 35 year old car rental salesman who has pretty much been wasting his life. The one thing he does have is a very hot and successful girlfriend played by Mila Kunis. Her boss has a thing for her, but she loves Wahlberg and the problems begin when Ted comes between their relationship with his antics.

 The movie is full of crude humor, but it is entertaining. Seth is not afraid to poke fun at Family Guy and even though he's showing his age, Wahlberg plays a good stoner. The best part of Ted is the supporting cast. Joel Mchale does great as the self centered boss, but small appearances make the movie. Giovani Ribisi is the perfect creaper and the cameos are fantastic.  Nora Jones and Ryan Reynolds show up and work great, but it is Sam J Jones from the cult favorite Flash Gordon that makes the movie.

 It's not the Hangover, but it is a good adult comedy. It's not or kids, but if you allow yourself to laugh at how silly this movie really is, you might just like it. I know I did.

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