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Easily the best comedy of the year,
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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Initial post: 3 Oct 2012 10:52:46 BDT
Mike Hunt says:
The Simpsons (just about) sustained interest as a movie, I suspect the producers learnt from that, and decided to go with this format, from all the positive reviews including yours I am really looking forward to this release
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2012 13:58:52 BDT
I have to admit that, although comedy is subjective, I am surprised to see reviews that are two stars on Amazon. It was funny, and not in exactly the same way all the way through. There were curveballs thrown in all over the place, and, as I said in my review, having Patrick Stewart narrating was hilarious. Enjoy.
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 03:31:29 GMT
Maximilian Y. Schmid says:
Is the Region 2 Extended Edition DVD the same as the Region 4 Extended Edition DVD, regarding special features?
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 03:42:59 GMT
Maximilian Y. Schmid says:
Also, does this Region 2 Extended Edition DVD have the following special features?
(These special features in question are listed on the Region 2 Extended Edtion Blu-Ray but the DVD counter-part doesn't cite ANY special features.)
The Making Of: A Guy, A Girl And A Teddy Bear; Doing It Live; A MacFarlane Set
Teddy Bear Scuffle
Deleted Scenes: John Longs For Friend; Kid Smashes Pot; Pooped In My Hand; Doubles In The Bathroom; Someplace Classy; Sleeping With Rex; Donny Stalks Ted; Round Table Discussion; New, Grown-Up John Bennett; Dryer Ride; Making Smiles At You; John Talks To Everyone; Rex Asks Lori Out; You Smiled; This Is Theresa
Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg
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