Jul. 04, 2012 - Issue #872: The Beer Issue
A talky picture whose story beats are so obvious they seem tapped out on a telegraph (man-child must choose between best buddy and girl, but ends up getting both back), Ted is also visually disappointing. Only a fight between John (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) is shot intelligently and offers some dark comedy. John's beau Lori (Mila Kunis) is a character stuffed full of lifelessness even as Ted turns out to be a not entirely care-less bear. But if you want to see a Boston bruin who was truly interesting, watch a documentary about Bobby Orr, not this flat comedy about a slobby bore.
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
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