Netflix is no stranger to hosting everything from critically acclaimed masterpieces to guilty pleasure comedies that can range from insane to utterly trashy. The current trending film on Netflix US, Ted 2, falls into the latter category.
This raunchy comedy is back on the radar, occupying the eighth spot on the top ten films list on Netflix US. Directed and written by Seth MacFarlane, this film features Mark Wahlberg in a vulgar buddy comedy about a teddy bear coming to life and the many crude realities of it.
Released in 2015, Ted 2 is the brainchild of MacFarlane, known for his work on Family Guy and American Dad. MacFarlane not only directed the film but also provided the voice for the titular character, Ted, a foul-mouthed, sentient teddy bear.
Alongside MacFarlane, Wahlberg reprises his role as John Bennett, Ted’s best friend. Amanda Seyfried joins the cast in this sequel as Samantha Jackson, Ted’s lawyer. The film also boasts appearances from an array of cameos, including Liam Neeson and Morgan frigging Freeman.
What is Ted 2 about?
Ted 2 picks up where the first film left off, with Ted, the crude teddy bear, now married to his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). Their happiness is short-lived when they decide to have a baby. However, Ted’s lack of legal personhood presents a problem, as the government refuses to recognise him as a person, leading to a legal battle to prove his humanity. The trio, along with their lawyer Samantha, embark on a quest to secure Ted’s civil rights and parenthood.
Upon its initial release, Ted 2 received negative reviews from critics. While some praised its humour and the chemistry between Wahlberg and MacFarlane, others found it too vulgar and offensive. Despite the divisive opinions, the film found a dedicated fan base that appreciated its unique brand of humour and irreverent style. The film grossed over $216million worldwide, proving once again that there is indeed a market for raunchy comedies.
So, if you’re in the mood for some crude humour and a talking teddy bear, give Ted 2 a try and see why it’s back in the spotlight on Netflix.