is a story about an eight-year old boy who lives in Boston and
got a teddy bear for Christmas in 1985. One thing he wished
for is the ability for his teddy bear to talk and be his friend
for life. Well, surprisingly, it did. As John Bennett (played
by Mark Wahlberg) turned 35, his teddy bear was still at his
Seth MacFarlane, who
created Family Guy, created this animated bear and also
is the voice of Ted. This is a big-screen version of
Family Guy, with, in this case, lots of pot smoking,
crude humor, hookers and bad jokes. Even if you are not a fan
of Family Guy, it is still hard to hate Ted.
He is a likable and lifelike character with a big heart.
John works at dead-end
job at Liberty Rental Car company and spends his free days smoking
pot and watching TV. His girlfriend of four years, Lori (played
by Mila Kunis), wants him to be a man and grow up, but he seems
to choose teddy over her.
He tries his hardest
to please both, but with his adolescent ways, teddy always comes
out on top. She decides to break up with him. Joel McHale stars
as Lori's boss, Rex, who always wanted to put the moves on her.
Additional stars in
the movie include Giovanni Ribisi as Donny, Patrick Warburton
as Guy, Matt Walsh as Thomas, Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn, Aedin
Minicks as Robert and musician Norah Jones who starred as herself.
Patrick Stewart served as the narrator of the movie.
The nightclub scene
was filmed at Venu in Boston. Other scenes were shot throughout
Some parts were funny,
but some of the crude humor and sexual content was a bit much
The story was heartfelt
at the end and brought a tear to my eye. You'll have to see the
film to find out what happens. Even though it features a teddy
bear, children are not allowed to see this movie because it is