Ted is a new comedy from the genius behind Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show: Seth MacFarlane. He has created another character as bold and hilariously insulting as Peter Griffin, only smaller, fuzzier and cuter.
John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a lonely child who wishes for his new teddy bear he names ‘Ted’ to become real. When he wakes up Ted has come to life and the pair become inseparable for the next 27 years. That is until John meets Lori Collins (Mila Kunis). Lori has a problem with Ted living with them and insists John asks him to move out to save their relationship, but it’s not that simple for John to abandon his best friend and trouble ensues.
A lot of the actors that provide the voices for MacFarlane’s shows have cameos in the film. The actors aren’t the only thing MacFarlane has used for Ted, he has successfully and hilariously brought the same kind of humor from his popular animated shows to this comedy and it works just as well, providing laugh out loud jokes, subtly offensive yet laughable references that people might find offensive and a beautiful bromance between a man and his teddy bear.
Mark Wahlberg is as funny as Ted and definitely knows how to take the piss out of himself with his exaggerated New York accent and knowledge of white trash names. This isn’t Wahlberg’s first comedic outing, he also appeared in Date Night (with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey) and The Other Guys (with Will Ferrell) and it has been obvious for a long time that Wahlberg has some serious funny bones.
Whether Seth MacFarlane, is a man, a bear, a dog or a baby, he definitely knows how to tell a joke and he doesn’t give a damn how incredulous it is, making Ted adorable, hilarious, a little offensive but over all another comedic gem.
Ted is released in Irish cinemas on August 1st.