Friday, June 22, 2012


Your mother would not approve.

When Johnny Bennett was little, he wished his Teddy Bear could be real, so that he would have a best friend forever. 27 years later, they’re still “thunder-buddies for life!” John (Mark Wahlberg) lives with the woman of his dreams, Lori (Mila Kunis) and his living teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane).

The thunder buddies do everything together, smoke pot, watch Flash Gordon on TV, and drink. Ted had his time of celebrity as being the world’s only living teddy bear and the limelight and like most celebrities of the 80’s has fallen into obscurity in Boston. Lori wants John to grow up a little and take their four year relationship more serious, which means Ted needs to move out. How does a woman make a man chose between his best friend and girlfriend?

Ok seriously, you’re coming to watch this movie because you want to see a teddy bear swear, drink, smoke pot, and get it on with women. It’s the same Family Guy humor you either love or hate. The movie makes no sense, but it is funny nearly the entire time. Notice I said “nearly?” The scenes without Ted are rather slow and boring. Ted even manages to acquire a creepy stalker. How does a toy with no lungs get high, no stomach get drunk, and no…um… well… get with women?

Like a lot of movies out, this movie panders to the 80’s crowd again. Really? Speaking as someone who lived through them, the 80’s weren’t as great as the movies are trying to portray them. So, If you like the Family Guy cartoons and want to see a teddy bear act like your loser uncle/cousin/brother, go out and get yourself a ticket. Otherwise, wait until it hits video. It is funny enough to sit through.
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Director: Seth MacFarlane
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Seth MacFarlane

Dave Murawski 

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