Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ted Review - 2.5 Stars

Seth MacFarlane created “Family Guy” and fans of that show will know what to expect in his first movie — laugh out loud hate yourself in the morning R rated edge of the envelop humor.  “Ted” begins with a grand set up—a kid wishes for his teddy bear to come alive—it happens, and grows up into a foul mouthed slacker.  Mark Wahlberg wins the great sport award as the grown up best friend of Ted.  Together they drink too much, smoke weed, slack off from work, and try the patience of Mark’s soul mate Mila Kunis.  The best scenes from “Ted” have already made it on You Tube in a restricted trailer.  The problem with “Ted” comes when it tries to sustain the humor in that short piece.  I laughed a lot and had the breath knocked out of me by some really unPC lines, but “Ted” also has long dead spots when you wait for the next grenade.  The result comes out mixed.  A guilty pleasure that pushes the bounds of the “R” rating.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Edgy humor.  Is it entertaining?  Uneven and at times hilarious.  Is it worth the price of admission?  You be the judge.