4. As a boy, John Bennett wishes his Teddy bear (voiced by writer/director Seth MacFarlane) to life like a sort of fuzzy, foul-mouthed Pinocchio.
2. “Ted” is strong with the MacFarlane voice, not just in the literal sense, but with his signature combination of edgy humor — everything from racist jokes to sexy dances — with oddball homages to popular culture, in this case the 1980 flop “Flash Gordon.”
1. “Ted” also proves MacFarlane is ready to replace the overrated Judd Apatow as the box office comedy king.
1 hour, 53 minutes
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Finney’s Flicks Grade: B+