Ted review

By Kate Rodger

Rated R13, Ted is a cuddly teddy bear story most certainly not for the kids.

Mark Wahlberg once again proves his comic chops as Bostonian John Bennett, a grown-man who wished for a real, live talking teddy as a kid and had his wish granted.

Problem is they're now a grown man and a grown ted who haven’t grown up at all, which gets in the way of John's romance, and his adult life in general.

It's hardly the most cerebral premise, in fact, it's ridiculous.

But in the hands of the man behind hit TV comedy Family Guy, this foul-mouthed pot-smoking teddy bear was a whole lot of fun.

So much more than I'd expected, Ted was crass without being too offensively crass and jammed with very pleasing pop-culture references, several of them ruthlessly funny.

Ted also came with a surprisingly big heart for such a silly film, and should appeal as much to the girls as well as the boys. It could even be worth the ticket price just for the man versus teddy bear punch-up.

Four stars.

     Ted
:: Director: Seth MacFarlane
:: Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis
:: Release Date: July 11, 2012
:: Trailer: Watch here

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