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Ted 2

July 6, 2015
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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.    

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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.

 

 

I have loved the movies ever since I saw “The Wizard of Oz” as a young boy. When Beatle-mania hit the USA, Rock-N-Roll was my greatest passion, but I haven’t enjoyed the current music scene nearly as much over the past 15 years, so that void has been filled by film. In college and med school, I would see movies with my friends and we would stay up late into the night chatting about them. I still love seeing movies with friends and then having dinner to discuss them. This blog evolved out of my desire to tell my movie-loving friends about movies I thought they would enjoy. The blog allows me to do this in a fun way and to reach movie fans everywhere.

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