Ted – The STiXXclusive Review
Humans – we can often be attached to the things that we cherish and love so much that we can’t seem to part with them no matter the consequences. Well what if one of those things is one of your best friends? It just makes that more difficult to part with. Ted shows us exactly what happens when you’re forced to juggle two people you love while not trying to mess up your own life.
John Bennett was a kid who didn’t have a friend in the world. There are plenty of kids that were like him and wanted nothing more than to have a friend, so why not wish for one? He did that, and he got one, but here’s the catch…it’s a Teddy Bear that befriends him. Odd, but it’s better than having invisible friends (I know from experience), and at the same time, a friend is a friend, so why not? You grow together, you develop a close bond, but then what happens when life develops and you have to change with the changes your world brings? Well, in a very comedic/romantic/thriller-ish manner, this movie goes into the deep emotional crevasses of a male/bear friendship and what happens when a female tests the boundaries.
Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis make a great on-screen couple. They both have a great sense of humour, and they fed off their emotions quite well, but at the same time Mila Kunis is just great overall when it comes to her playing the girlfriend (or special friend) in movie roles (Black Swan, Friends With Benefits, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, That 70s Show just for examples). The step up from a relationship is marriage, as we all know. 4 years is a lengthy time, but of course, when you know, you know. The problem is, what happens when one is ready to make that next step more than the other? The other, in this case would be John (Wahlberg). Ted is a big part of his life, but he struggles to understand that he needs to BALANCE out his best friend and his girlfriend (common issues that I’m well too fond of) or else, you know what happens next…ultimatums are handed out.