Ted, a film about a magical teddy who is wished to life by his eight-year-old boy owner, is not quite as cute and cuddly as it might first sound.
Seth MacFarlane – the creative genius behind Family Guy and American Dad, and the voice of Ted – has created and directed a laugh-out-loud, cringe-a-minute film in Ted, out this August.
The film is about the friendship between a now washed-up, party-mad teddy bear and his stuck-in-a-rut, 35-year-old owner John, played brilliantly by Mark Wahlberg, as well as his beleaguered girlfriend Lori, played by Mila Kunis.
At a special preview screening in London’s West End last night, every moment in this film made us want to laugh, blush, cry or squirm, and we’ll definitely be quoting its best lines for weeks to come.
Plus there’s a whole host of famous, and sometimes bizarre cameos, including Ryan Reynolds, Norah Jones, Friends star Giovanni Ribis (who just married Lancashire model Agyness Deyn… random), and even – wait for it – Flash Gordon. We kid you not.
If you’re not a fan of MacFarlane’s other works, then the similar sense of humour carried through to Ted probably won’t win you over.
But when you, yourself, are born to parents Peter and Lois (Maden, not Griffin), and even own a white dog, the Family Guy phenomenon kind of has a way of forcing itself into your heart.
- Ted hits cinemas from August