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Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and the voice of Seth MacFarlane
4 / 5
A movie about a real walking, talking teddy bear doesn't sound like the stuff of cinematic gold. But in the hands of writer and director Seth MacFarlane, it manages to be just that.
In his first feature-length comedy, the creator of 'Family Guy' tells the story of a lifelong friendship between John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and his teddy bear, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane).
John's bear magically comes to life after a wish made in childhood for a lifelong friend, and with John now aged 35, Ted is still by his side. But don't be fooled by Ted's sweet and cuddly appearance. This is one very foul-mouthed and very naughty bear.
When Ted's outrageous antics start to create strain in John's other significant relationship, that with girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis), the friendship between man and bear is put to the test - with hilarious (and sometimes gross) consequences.
Like 'Family Guy', 'Ted' is filled with outrageous one-liners, comments that will no doubt offend some and just a smattering of completely random gags. The laughs come thick and fast throughout the film, even if some of those laughs are in utter disbelief at what has just come out of that bear's mouth.
It's also not often that you see a movie with scenes that include a teddy bear having sex in a supermarket and a teddy bear being involved in an epic fight sequence.
MacFarlane's Ted is, of course, the star of the show, however Wahlberg has shown again that he can do more than just play a tough-guy action hero on screen - the man has some serious comedic chops, as do the rest of the supporting cast. Mila Kunis is charming as the long-suffering Lori while Joel McHale is hilarious as Lori's sleazy boss.
So be prepared for a highly entertaining 106 minutes. And be prepared, also, for a good many '80s flashbacks and some cameo appearances that are as funny as they are random.
Watch the trailer for 'Ted' here: