creator Seth MacFarlane escapes suburbia with Ted
, an affectionately raunchy comedy about a 35-year-old Boston man whose best friend is a teddy bear brought to life by a magical childhood wish. But while fans of MacFarlane will certainly appreciate that his trademark retro-infused, irreverent humor is still intact, an overreliance on nostalgia and conventional storytelling techniques keeps Ted
from achieving greatness.
As a young boy, John Bennett wanted nothing more than for his beloved teddy bear Ted (voice of MacFarlane) to come to life. Incredibly, that wish was granted. But now that John (played as an adult by Mark Wahlberg...