Hello movie fans!
Yesterday afternoon, I felt like going to the cinema. I decided it at the last minute and I wanted to see a comedy to clear my mind. Ted 2 was released since Wednesday and I enjoyed the first movie three years ago. And as the weather was scorching, taking refuge in an air conditioned room was the greatest idea I had. So here is my review of Ted 2, enjoy reading!
Ted 2 is an American comedy directed by Seth MacFarlane with Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane’s voice, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi and Jessica Barth. The movie came out on August 5, 2015, in France.
What’s the story?
John is now a divorced man and Teddy bear Ted moved in with Tamy-Lynn after married her. However, the fairy tale turns quickly into a nighmare. One year after the wedding, Ted and Tamy-Lynn have stormy disputes and their marriage is in trouble. Having a baby seems to be the only way to save their relationship but all their hopes are destroyed when the court of Massachusset refuses to recognize Ted as a person. The Teddy bear cannot adopt because he is regarded as an object, a property. Because of that, he doesn’t have any human rights. Ted is fired from his job and his marriage is annulled. So John decides to help his best friend by hiring a lawyer to contest the decision and their case is entrusted to Samantha, a young and beautiful novice lawyer. Unfortunately, Ted loses his case so the trio decides to go to New York to seek help from Patrick Meighan, reputed to be the best lawyer of civils rights…
Those who have seen the first movie have understood it, this meager scenario is just an excuse to string together gags and comic situations with sophomoric and trash humor, with a cascade of geek references as a bonus, without forgetting appearance of guest stars (I won’t tell you who not to spoil the surprise) and a bit of romance. It’s the kind of movie we love watching with our pals to have a good time and laugh at will!
This is clearly the goal of Seth MacFarlane and we can say that he is doing pretty well. At least we don’t fall asleep, there is no downtime, we have our dose of digs! It’s like watching a sketch and that’s ok. Despite the impression of “grand n’importe quoi”, the film manages to transmit a playful message on difference, tolerance, maturity and the passage from adolescence to adulthood, while encouraging us to keep our inner child.
Ted may well be a perverse bear, a bad boy faithless and lawless, he also has his good sides and a heart. And I love when he wears different outfits, it’s just too cute!
I think I prefer the first Ted movie but this second film was rather successful, these 135 minutes passed at full speed. If you want to treat yourself with a good slice of laughter, go for it!
Hope this review will convince you to see Ted 2 if this is not already done. Don’t hesitate to give your opinion in the comment field. Cheers 🙂