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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DEATH TO MING!
There is nothing like a foul mouthed teddy bear to make for a great movie. Personally I think Zach Galifianakis would have made a better Ted, but then again he has played the dysfunctional buddy role before. As a child John (Mark Wahlberg) wishes for and gets a talking teddy bear. Now that they are in their 30's neither one has grown out of their immaturity with Ted...
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't meet expectation
After hearing such great things about this film I decided to buy it..some funny bits but a lot of it crude for no reason and not funny..very basic storyline too
Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by richard burton


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DEATH TO MING!, 26 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Ted: Extended Edition [DVD] (DVD)
There is nothing like a foul mouthed teddy bear to make for a great movie. Personally I think Zach Galifianakis would have made a better Ted, but then again he has played the dysfunctional buddy role before. As a child John (Mark Wahlberg) wishes for and gets a talking teddy bear. Now that they are in their 30's neither one has grown out of their immaturity with Ted becoming an increasing problem.

John's girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) demands that either Ted leaves or she goes. The humor is what one would expect from watching "Family Guy" with a lot of adult language. It spoofs other films and is critical of many aspects of society. It is politically incorrect. Like "Family Guy" some of the bits work and some don't. If you don't find one bit funny wait a minute and a new one comes along.

Excessive f-bombs, sex, heavy drug use, no nudity.
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87 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best comedy of the year, 12 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Ted: Extended Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Ted is hilarious, rude and crude (possibly the word you will see in every review of this movie). The film is cast with comedy gold, with a smattering of Family Guy voice actors thrown in for good measure, and the one-liners smack you in the face right from the beginning. The hilarious narration (provided by Patrick Stewart) supplies a healthy handful of these. The mention of the Apache helicopter was still making me laugh when the film had ended.
What can sometimes be the best thing about a comedy is when it is set in a world that is actually believable - obviously with a living and breathing teddy bear involved this comment might seem slightly strange. However, everything else is plausible, and the animated bear is really well integrated into this world as a second rate "celebrity". From here, the laughs continue to flow.
Some people have described this as an hour-and-a-half long episode of Family Guy, and although the humour is broadly the same, believe it or not, there is much more substance to this movie, with sex, romance, danger, drugs and language used in ways that a twenty-minute episode of Family Guy could only dream of.
As John (Mark Wahlberg) and Lori (Mila Kunis) try to create some kind of life together, Ted's shenanigans (possibly an understatement as these shenanigans often involve parties, drugs and prostitutes) continue to come between them. To John, he is just having fun with his longtime friend. To Lori, John is being influenced more and more by these "shenanigans".
I saw one review describe Ted as "wildy unoriginal", however I'm not sure if you can get more original with a storyline that involves a walking, talking, drug-addled teddy bear. So often, comedies are hit and miss, or run out of steam towards the end. Ted, however, is not one of these and this is why it is probably one of the best and most original comedies I have ever seen. Perhaps the plot is fairly standard, but with the creator of Family Guy at the helm, things don't always go the way you expect.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Flash!", 7 Aug. 2014
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Mr. C. Gelderd "aka GelNerd" (Basingstoke, UK) - See all my reviews
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After watching the turgid and un-funny recent effort from director, producer, writer and actor Seth MacFarlane with ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’, I was hoping this debut film would remind me what made him great in ‘Family Guy’ – and thankfully it did. No obscene and crass jokes (that are gratuitous anyway!), a strong story, a good cast of actors and lots of wonderful in-jokes and pop culture references make his a smooth transition from his cartoon ‘Family Guy’ template to the big screen that encapsulates the humour and warmth I expected.

Yes, MacFarlane makes Ted sound just like Peter Griffin, but that’s half-the joke and he acknowledges this during the film. In fact there are lots of moments when MacFarlane holds his hands up to show he knows this is a careful adaptation of ‘Family Guy’ humour from TV screens to the cinema. Because of this however it works very well and never strays from what we’d expect to see and hear. Plenty of border-line humour that pokes fun at everyone and anything that makes you cringe a little in wonderful awkwardness but sugar-coated with a nice emotive narrative.

Wahlberg plays a perfect straight-man alongside the CGI Ted character and they really do strike a believable duo thanks to his performance, it’s one his best I feel as an actor. Mila Kunis, another Family Guy vet, brings the warmth and gravitas to the real-life importance of relationships as girlfriend Lori. Even MacFarlane himself brings Ted to life so easily with his witty script and Griffin-esque voice.

However the greatest appearance, ousting McHale’s slimy boss and Ribisi’s creepy stalker, is ‘Flash Gordon’ star Sam J Jones as himself in one of the best cameos of recent years. Encapsulating MacFarlane’s love of cult movies and pop culture itself, here the ‘Flash Gordon’ references come thick and fast and will not fail to raise a smile as you hear the iconic music and see Flash himself snort cocaine with Ted and cry “Death to Ming!”. It’s many of these little inclusions from MacFarlane that tap into the geeky humour that makes ‘Family Guy’ so surreal, but so funny and observant.

It’s touching in places and appeals to everyone who can say they had a friend in their youth like Ted, and shows how it would be today if they continued with that friendship, showing the power of such relationships and actually striking a few emotive messages throughout this wonderfully observant and witty film. I can’t wait for the sequel if it’s as sharp and fun as this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, AMAZING, WORTH IT TO WATCH, 19 Sept. 2014
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Ms. AM Bond "Destiny has arrived!" (London (SE), UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ted (Amazon Instant Video)
Firstly, let it be announced, this IS NOT a KIDS movie lol.

Strong adult sexual theme throughout, but my opinion is this...

It is one of the FUNNIEST, Hilarious, naughty, and uplifting movie I've watched in a long time. At first, I've delayed watching this film thinking it was going to be one of those silly childlike comedies...

omg, miss it and you've missed a great treat.

I laughed my socks off... didn't even care if my neighbours two roads away could hear me.... it was BRILLIANT .... whilst couldn't believe my eyes at what I was watching in parts... so raunchy lol lol

A fabulous uplifting film for anyone looking to have a giggle, anyone in deep depression and need a helping hand out of it and just for anyone who needs to take a chillax moment and get away from humdrum life.

Story line great albeit why is it always the jealous female partner to cause destruction and mayhem, I wanted to throttle his girlfriend, but she saved the day so all is not lost.

It is NOT what you initial expect I guarantee that, it will outdo any expectations you may have

A GREAT WARMHEARTED MOVIE EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH
I hope they make TED 2, I would for sure watch it immediately

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FILM
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great easy watch film, 30 Dec. 2012
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Great easy watch film for couples or young groups. Not to long so doesnt drag on, i would watch the film again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest comedies in recent years., 10 Mar. 2015
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One of the funniest films you'll see if you don't mind bad language and toilet humour....and sex references, and Family Guy....

Mark Wahlberg is on form and good at delivering some comedy in this film alongside Ted (Seth McFarlane) and the duo will have you laughing from start to finish. Mila Kunis also supports the 2 main characters and adds the eye candy for the men out there. For most of the film though you will be laughing at the jokes, references and visual humour. There's also a treat for fans of Flash Gordon...

If you like Family Guy you'll love this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE AWESOMENESS!!, 29 Jan. 2015
This films is awesomely funny, assuming you haven't lost your sense of humour. It really cheered me up when I was so unhappy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very funnybear ., 1 Feb. 2015
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Very funny. Appealed to my sense of humour. Great storyline.
I would love to have my very own ted too.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't meet expectation, 23 Feb. 2013
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After hearing such great things about this film I decided to buy it..some funny bits but a lot of it crude for no reason and not funny..very basic storyline too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny but Very Rude (NOT FOR CHILDREN!!!), 3 Jan. 2015
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This is one of the best films I have seen as it is so funny and stars Mila Kunis

But Beware it comes with a '15' BBFC rating for 'Very Strong Language, Strong Sex References, Drug Use and Brief Soft Nudity'. I fully agree with this rating as this is NOT a Children/Young Teen film as it is very rude! No one younger than 15/16 should see this!
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