Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Ted (2012)

Aside from the man-child, the other 21st century innovation to the romantic comedy is the bromance. The gimmick in Ted is the bromantic triangle involves a foul-mouthed magical talking teddy bear, voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

The gimmick kind of runs out of steam halfway, and MacFarlane's schtick for pop cultural references takes over.

Watch for: Not MacFarlane's schtick, not the gimmick, but the evocation of 80s children's urban fantasy movies.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 5 September 2012.

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