Rent if you liked Ted!
Rental for Ted Fans!
If you are fans of the foul-mouthed, weed-loving teddy bear, Ted, you will probably like Ted 2, written and directed by Seth MacFarlane.
Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) marries Tami-Lynn, but about one year later, their marriage is on the rocks primarily due to poor cash flow. Ted’s best friend, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), is divorced and can’t get over his ex-wife. He hasn’t dated anyone in months and is developing a serious internet porn addiction. Ted’s co-worker suggests that he could save his marriage by having a baby. Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to go the adoption route, but Massachusetts considers Ted “property” rather than a person, so the couple are ineligible. Once Mass. becomes aware of Ted’s status, he loses all his rights and gets fired.
John and Ted then enlist the aid of a newly-graduated attorney, Samantha (Amanda Seyfried), to win back the status of “personhood” for Ted.
There are some very funny scenes, but there are also plenty that don’t work. As in the first film, the humor is often crude and marijuana is a major focus.
Will Ted win his legal battle? Will John get over his ex-wife and find true love?
I didn’t find the movie un-bear-able, but Robin, Sam, and my son (Noah) liked it more than I did.
If you liked Ted, I’d rent it. If not, I’d pass.