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January 18, 2013
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Sam Grus 

        Comedy genius Seth MacFarlane thought he would give it his best shot at a movie. MacFarlane came up with the hit movie Ted. MacFarlane went out and got stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.

        The movie begins in 1985, when young John Bennett receives a teddy bear for Christmas. John has no friends on his street, so he wishes that his teddy bear could really talk. When John wakes up, Ted (played by MacFarlane) is actually alive. Ted becomes a minor celebrity, but he never loses his friendship with John. 27 years later we find Ted and John (Mark Wahlberg) sitting on the couch doing illegal things and still best friends. John is in a relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis).

        John intends to marry Lori; however, Lori feels John will never grow up with a talking teddy bear at his side. John is quite resistant when it comes to kicking his best friend out of the house, but is soon persuaded after coming home to Ted and four prostitutes. John helps Ted find an apartment and a girlfriend. Lori takes John to a party thrown by her boss, but Ted lures John away from the party to his own party where their childhood hero Sam Jones or Flash Gordon is at. John leaves the party; and although he meant to only be gone for 15 minutes, he ended up being there for hours, and it is the final straw for Lori. Lori kicks John out the house.

        Ted and John confront each other about their ruined friendship in John’s hotel room and have a brawl after John provokes Ted. John tries to win Lori back by making a surprise appearance on stage at a Norah Jones concert that Lori was attending. After John embarrasses himself, Ted explains to Lori that everything is his fault and that Lori should take John back. Lori goes out to find John. Soon after Lori and Ted’s conversation, Ted is kidnapped by an overly obsessed fan. Ted manages to secretly call John to rescue him, but not before Ted’s ear is ripped off. John and Lori go out to find Ted and wind up in a car chase through Boston and end up at Fenway Park. Ted is ripped in half as he falls from the Green Monster. John cannot get over the fact that his best friend is gone. Lori sees how much John is hurting and wishes that Ted come to life.

        Ted comes back to life and all is well for John, Lori and Ted. If you want to watch a movie where you will laugh yourself silly, Ted is the movie to watch.

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