Just because “Ted” is a live-action movie doesn’t mean that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane‘s vulgar (but hilarious) voice isn’t heard in his directorial debut. Quite literally, actually — he voices the titular character, a stuffed bear come to life, in the new comedy.
MacFarlane’s Ted belongs to Mark Wahlberg‘s John — yes, the Oscar-nominated “Fighter” star — whose childhood wish came true when his teddy bear came to life. They’ve had a great 27 years together (just go with it, it’s a movie) but run into trouble when Wahlberg’s girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis, decides that maybe she can’t be roommates with a stuffed bear anymore. A very reasonable request, no matter how amusingly crass the bear’s sense of humor is.
Check out the trailer — if you like “Family Guy,” this will be right up your alley, but it seems to have broader appeal too.