Eight year old John Bennett (played as an adult by Mark Wahlberg) gets a teddy bear for Christmas. He loves Teddy and makes a wish that the bear could talk and be his friend. The next morning, he awakens to find his wish has come true.
Fast forward 27 years and a 35 year old John Bennett and Ted (voice by Seth MacFarlane) are pot smoking, fun loving, friends. Ted has had his share of fame (appearing on the Johnny Carson show, etc), but, as with almost everyone who has been in the spotlight, now, “no one gives a shit”.
John has been dating Lori Collins (Mila Kunis) for four years and everyone expects John to make the big move. Yeah…he gives her earrings.
Lori gives John an ultimatum. Get rid of his Teddy bear, or she leaves. John has a hard time with this, and that is the crux of most of the movie. John needs to grow up, he has a hard time doing that (and so does Ted), but, ultimately Lori understands that she needs to change too.
“Ted” is definitely a unique movie. Not for kids, it is rude, crude and it earns it’s R rating with many f-words, pot smoking, unsafe driving, sexual situations (Ted “is pretty good even though he does not have a penis”, which he “wrote to Hasbro about”), and one boob scene.
I loved the references to the famous and near famous (“he got a trainer and became Taylor Lautner”….hilarious!), and watch for a big surprise when some big stars show up (at least one un-billed), and one surprising man on man lip kiss. Very cool. Oh, in a somewhat small part, the spectacular Giovanni Ribisi gives another wonderful performance as a r-e-a-l-l-y creepy Ted stalker.
“Ted” is great entertainment, definitely worth the cost of admission. The theater was full, and laughter filled the air.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.
Here is our Teddy (yeah…I made my wish already…so far it is not working)