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Audiences will be sure to get a good laugh from a young and naive teddy bear named Ted that was given to John Bennett as a Christmas gift. As John, Mark Wahlberg, gets older, Ted does too. Ted is an actual walking and talking bear that becomes John’s best friend, and they live together even when John has a girlfriend played by Mila Kunis who lives with them too. Audiences will soon learn that this outrageous movie is more of a coming of age story where John, at times, has to pick his girlfriend over Ted.
Ted starts off as an adorable teddy bear that says “I love you!” when you push his stomach. As time goes on, Ted becomes very opinionated and vulgar, but the fact that he is a living teddy bear, it’s hard to not love him. The movie of course has a couple of villains. Donny and his son, Robert, try to steal Ted away from John. Although this movie has laughs entirely throughout, audiences will experience a significantly sad part that will make you hold back tears.
The most humorous part of the movie is the first time that Ted walks up to John’s parents. They had no idea that Ted could walk and talk. Their expressions were priceless. Ted can also drive, but he needs these long wooden blocks to reach the car peddles. He even side swipes a car when he takes John to work.
I must warn that there are a lot of 80’s references having to do with Flash Gordon, and if you didn’t grow up in the 80’s, then you might be a little lost with the jokes. I was born in 1989, and I had no idea who Flash Gordon was before the movie.
Since humor is a major component of this movie, most of it can be very inappropriate for kids under 18 years of age. For example, Ted has a lot of discussions containing sexual content and drug use. However, it’s still a fun date movie. This movie also mainly focuses on friendship, so a lot people can relate to it. Enjoy this extremely hilarious movie because it’s a must see movie about friendship and coming of age.