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Ted (Film) – 7GPPs

by on 17/12/2012
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Straight to the Point: I am a big fan of anything Seth MacFarlane related, and this film is a brilliant mish mash of adult humour,  big kid behaviours, and the on-going war of “bros before hoes”; frustratingly hilarious.

Ted (2012) was directed by Seth MacFarlane and as a result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s life is changed forever when his favourite toy, Teddy, comes to life; a true friend finally. All grown up, John (played by Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) are still the best of friends and have become pot smoking wasters. John has found a long term girlfriend, Lori (played by Mila Kunis) who puts up with the playfully annoying pair.

After a night out, everything comes to a boil where John is faced with an ultimatum from Lori: the bear moves out or else. Now, here is where my blood starts to simmer. The mix of bromance and romance is starting to tip out of balance, and it seems to be falling on the side of romance. At this point I start to scream at the TV, loud and with a fearsome roar “BROS BEFORE HOES JOHN!!!”

Aside from the frustrating hatred that is starting to flower in the back of my brain for Lori, (how dare she break up thunder buddies!) the film has wonderfully funny moments, including the song which has gone viral, “thunder buddies” that I must admit, when hearing it first, I couldn’t stop laughing at. Swearing so frequently, they may actually have Tourettes and an unhealthy fascination with flash Gordon, the dynamic duo has a friendship that can last through anything. Or can it?

While not the strongest of storylines, the raunchy jokes, and the subtle references to Family Guy makes up for it a little. Ted has a fantastic personality and the friendship bond that John and him share reminds me a little of  myself and my best friend. They can say anything to each other and even fight at times but after all that, they are still best friends.

The movie seems to scream the message of friendship from the rooftops and even the person who stood in the way of this bond in the first place ends up bringing them back together; because that is how it should be. I shout at the screen once more “BROS BEFORE HOES JOHN!!!” and this time, I think he may have heard me.

All in all Ted is a fun and mindless romp and I would recommend a viewing, not because of the storyline, which is as flaky as the life Ted and John are living, but because of the sense of humour we all love so much. If you like Seth McFarlane and Family Guy you will love this Movie.

 

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