I did not find this movie funny at all. The other jokes are about drugs, swearing and getting drunk. The only time I managed a laugh was when Ted was pretending to be a retard. The ending to this movie accomplishes nothing. This movie had way too much product placement. There are no clever jokes, no sense of set-up and reward. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.
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. This movie had way too much product placement. Mark Whalberg is supposed to change as a person. A movie hasn't made me laugh that hard in a long time. It made me rethink my entire conception of humor.
I found this movie horrible, loathsome, and lazy, so much so that it actually made me question Family Guy. 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. This movie will receive most likely , and be very deserving of a R rating. At the age of eight 8 years old and with no real friends of his own, little John Bennett Mark Wahlberg makes a Christmas wish for his teddy bear to come to life. Plus the different amount of drugs used. I was excited to see the supporting cast list on wikipedia. There's a lot of yelling, a lot of cursing, and overall, a lot stuff that's supposed to be funny.
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. The furry bear voiced by Macfarlane is very realistic and believable. I just want to state off hand that this is my first movie review, well other than just telling someone what I thought. The acting was very solid, from main characters to jerk bosses, and crazy. 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. Usually, restaurants are used in comedy movies to employ some kind of restaurant related humor.
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. At least someone falling or something. 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. He's a pot-smoking, hooker dating, grocery clerk humping, foul mouth Neanderthal, who Lori Kunis feels is preventing her and John from having the adult relationship that she so desires to have. 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. Unless you consider a foul-mouth, pot smoking teddy bear as being funny, which I did not.
I realize that this is a comedy, but I do believe that even low brow comedy movies should have a basic story or plot. The idea is simple- Mark Whalberg is a man-child who must learn to take responsibility and grow up. We have no reason to believe that Mark Whalberg will grow up or make any kind of difference in life. 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. This was supposed to be a character driven movie. If you thought motion-capture animation was beyond the range of foul-mouthed R-rated comedy, here's your evidence to the contrary. The script is hilarious, the cameos are fantastic and the soundtrack is perfect.
Maybe that's the problem here- live action is a different medium and the same things that work in the campy universe of cartoons don't work with real people. So why was the restaurant scene necessary? Yet for all its shenanigans, the amount of heart and sincerity in some of the relationship drama between John and Lori is surprising. 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! Think about what you're watching and why you're laughing and don't settle for crap like this. . Maybe there's a maladjusted person in an uncomfortable environment, or maybe someone has an allergy and they cause a scene. Mark Wahlberg delivers exactly what we have come to expect from him, and the rest of the cast seem to have had fun filming, which comes across in the various performances no matter how big or small. 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 film hits some emotional notes early who can't identify with loving a stuffed animal? Audiences will write you off if you deliver them something inconsistent and scatter-brained that goes beyond 30 inconsequential minutes of their lives, and MacFarlane and co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild make the majority of adjustments needed to honor that notion. 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. You've never seen Ribisi like this and that alone is amusing, but the focus of the film is on how John and Ted's mischief impacts his ability to grow up and get more serious with Lori, and this sort of butts into things. There are no clever jokes, no sense of set-up and reward. I actually feel like my intelligence was insulted and that I was fooled out of my money.