This was supposed to be a character driven movie. I did find exactly one scene funny- the one in which Ted and Mark Whalberg have a fist fight in a hotel room. I did not find this movie funny at all. I cannot recommend this film, I cannot even finish watching this film. Usually, restaurants are used in comedy movies to employ some kind of restaurant related humor. The furry bear voiced by Macfarlane is very realistic and believable.
In the theatrical version, what he describes to Ted about his fascination is only spoken. After some implications they get straight to the fact that Helen performed oral sex on Steve the previous evening. A movie hasn't made me laugh that hard in a long time. This movie had way too much product placement. The acceptance and interaction of everyone with a living teddy-bear adds to the simple joy of this film, and you find yourself happy to watch and not question why nobody is fazed by this. With a running time of 98 mins, I could only manage to sit through the first 40 minutes before turning off this unfunny, quite boring, and quite disappointing film.
The acting was very solid, from main characters to jerk bosses, and crazy. That reminded me of Family Guy and I found the idea so absurd that it made me chuckle. Whalberg is great, but like I said, his character was very poorly written. Ted himself is well animated and Seth apart from sounding a little like Peter Griffin voices him with the usual competence. In the unrated version, Ted explains that a fifth hooker named Dierdre did the mess and locked herself in the bathroom. I was on the verge of getting up and leaving but that would of been rude. There's also more cussing by her while Ted persuades her to leave.
It doesn't rely solely on shock humor though, there is plenty of good old fashioned clean comedy. It made me rethink my entire conception of humor. Please don't let movies like this turn off your brain. There's a lot of yelling, a lot of cursing, and overall, a lot stuff that's supposed to be funny. I would say avoid at all costs but who am I???? So much, that I've always said that if I were stuck on a desert island, Seth MacFarlane is one of the people I'd want to be stuck there with me.
The premise of this film is quite simple. So why even have this supporting cast in the movie if no one's going to do anything? MacFarlane uses all of these cliched rom-com scenes and does nothing with them. I found this movie horrible, loathsome, and lazy, so much so that it actually made me question Family Guy. Lori is also more furious in this scene. If you thought motion-capture animation was beyond the range of foul-mouthed R-rated comedy, here's your evidence to the contrary.
The film hits some emotional notes early who can't identify with loving a stuffed animal? That said, some of its best jokes and references will resonate on a personal level, i. The only drawback I could possibly see that would cause someone displeasure would be, like a lot of new comedies, this film pushes the envelope in raunchy, vulgar humor. Unless you consider a foul-mouth, pot smoking teddy bear as being funny, which I did not. But I will tell you that was so much better than what I imagined it would be, granted that was before I knew it was directed and voiced over by Seth Macfarlane. So if you are looking for a well written, witty review then. If you are easily offended by swearing, sexual references, casual racism and various stereotypes then you should read no further and give this one a miss. That, and I found the accent horribly annoying.
Wahlberg and Kunis are generally pretty convincing, even if it's a bit weird that John is mature enough to have a relationship last four years but not enough to not screw things up at his job or avoid giving in to Ted's peer pressure. After Lori leaves, he takes a short smell on the chair she sat on. Plus the different amount of drugs used. At least someone falling or something. I mean, I at least expected her to be the seductress who tries to veer Mark Whalberg off the path of righteousness, but even that doesn't happen. The only thing that feels a little out of place is a subplot involving Giovanni Ribisi as a creepy single father who has been a longtime admirer of Ted's and inquires about purchasing him for his overweight son. » First there was Gollum, then Caesar the ape and now.
It's not just that this movie had no redeemable qualities. There aren't exactly any curveballs in this story, but that's when you realize you're watching a film in which a man is trying to stop hanging out with his profane teddy bear. Sure, the nature of many of the jokes is that they exist in a vacuum and aren't necessarily related to what's going on or what matters, but much of the references actually tie into the plot later on such as Flash Gordon. God, I feel like my dad now, I must be getting old!!!! I was excited to see the supporting cast list on wikipedia. Now ask yourself- why exactly were these scenes in the movie? The script is hilarious, the cameos are fantastic and the soundtrack is perfect. Now, I'm not going to give you any more information than the description because with the movie not even being released yet, I think that would be a spoiler of some sort.
. Mila Kunis does nothing in the whole movie but play a horribly cliched romantic comedy girlfriend who also has no character arc in the movie. The other jokes are about drugs, swearing and getting drunk. The humour of the film was well below mediocre. So if you're a fan of his, you're definitely in for a treat, and even if you're not I still think you would enjoy the innovative comedy that comes from a snarky and crude teddy bear companion. I came into this movie expecting to be laughing almost the whole time, but I sat through the movie almost bored out of my mind! The secret weapon is that Ted really is kind of adorable, and the mo-cap gives him an extra lifelike quality. The plot of this movie was equally weak.