[for fans of Family Guy]Ted (2012)
RJG Rating- 75
A movie about 2 best friends, a man and his talking teddy bear.
Starring- Seth MacFarlane,Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis
Director- Seth MacFarlane
The highlight of the cast is definitely the CGI animated ,Ted ,voiced by comedian Seth MacFarlane.Mark Wahlberg gives a good support.Its their 'bromance' that drives the whole movie and it works.Mila Kunis plays a role that usually is forgettable ,but she manages to shine and at times overshadows Wahlberg's character.
The story is nothing new.Replace the talking teddy bear with an annoying/party crazy friend ,and youll end up with countless number of films.But ,with the concept of Ted ,Seth manages to bring some freshness to the old story.
Direction is above average.Seth is known for his animated TV show ,Family Guy ,and his transition into the movie world is smooth.The pacing is a bit slow at start ,goes great after that.One of the positives of Ted ,is that the titular character is likable from the start itself.The way such a character is introduced too is nicely explained.Ted carries the same sort of jokes you might see in Family Guy and its definitely not for all.
Overall ,Ted is a pleasant movie to watch ,especially if you are familiar with the type of humor seen in Family Guy and such other shows.