Flawed ‘Ted’ reveals Seth MacFarlane’s limits as a storyteller

Mark Wahlberg stars with a computer-animated stuffed bear in 'Ted'
Mark Wahlberg stars with a computer-animated stuffed bear in ‘Ted’

[rating=2]Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, the voice of Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi
Director(s): Seth MacFarlane
Writer(s): Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild

The true star of Ted, the new crass-talking-teddy-bear movie, isn’t lead Mark Wahlberg, gleefully playing in his Boston sandbox, or even the undeniably huggable CGI bear playing the title role. No, this is of, by and for the man who wrote, directed and voices Ted, Family Guy creator and voice actor Seth MacFarlane, who makes his feature-length debut with this movie, and in doing so, shows that the confines of an animated network show might actually be a structural necessity.

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