As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
MacFarlane has created a lovable, unique adult comedy that bears comparison with the likes of Bad Santa for the way in which it makes laughing at things that are ‘wrong’ seem so right.
A fabulous first live-action effort, combining R-rated hilarity with skilled storytelling as it slips some real heart into the stuffing of a toy bear.
The film does a good job of skewering this peculiarly male desire to remain a child while squeezing the last drop of humour from it.
Ted is a movie that gets even funnier as co-writer MacFarlane (who also provides his voice) pushes the envelope into ever darker, deeper realms of vulgarity.
Funnier than the average bear.
The bottom line is that I laughed and didn’t feel guilty about it.
Walhberg's man-child charms and MacFarlane's trusty voicework makes Ted and unlikely but hugely likeable buddy movie.
Crass, supremely silly and very, very funny, Ted is the comedy of the summer.
A comedy with no jokes.
All in, a very naughty film, and one to watch with a bear rather than mother.
Ted has nothing much to offer in terms of subtlety and sensitivity, but there are plenty of laughs.
If you’re in the mood for something raucous, rude and very silly, Ted should keep you entertained. Just be warned: Toy Story it ‘aint.
Wahlberg is game as the stooge, but neither of them is a patch on Mr Derek and Basil Brush.
If the story is lazy, the jokes are even lazier.
General release. Check local listings for show times.