Seth McFarlane is the creator of the successful boundary pushing TV shows: American Dad and Family Guy. His newest creation Ted is opening at the box office this weekend but... Is it funny? Will McFarlane's success expand onto the big screen?
You can't have a conversation about Seth McFarlane or Ted without talking about Family Guy Plastered over every Ted billboard, ad, and trailer was the simple phrase of "from the creator of Family Guy".
If you like Family Guy? Will you love this?
Skeptics can breathe relief because Ted seems to take the best of what makes Family Guy work. You will recognize the imagination sequences; "remember when" scenes; and that Ted the bear is a healthy mix of Stewie and Brian. The film feels like a "when Brian met Peter" family guy episode. McFarlane marries Family Guy and bro-mantic comedies to create the hilarious film Ted .
Ted is funny and has an excellent cast. McFarlane casts himself as the teddy and Boston-native Mark Wahlberg is Ted's best friend. Mila Kunis plays Wahlberg's girlfriend and sprinkled throughout the film are surprising cameos that makes the audience feel like McFarlane got all his famous friends together to have fun.
As much fun there is in the film, there is heart. Ted is a real, loveable character that most audiences quickly forget it a 2-foot teddy bear. McFarlane does a wonderful job of using a cuddly bear to warm your heart and make you laugh out loud.
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