Hilarious Teddy Tale
Friday, July 3, 2015
The last thing Hollywood wants to do is either insult or offend individuals, groups, races, religions, causes, genders, and ideologies with their films. The refreshing thing about the hilarious teddy bear satire "Ted" and its unapologetic sequel "Ted 2" is that neither have any such compunctions. Seth MacFarlane, who co-scripted, directed, and provided the titular teddy bear's voice, spends most of "Ted 2" saying and showing subject matter most respectable people would think twice about before either saying or showing. Like its iconoclastic predecessor, "Ted 2" bears an R-rating for what the Motion Picture Association of America considers "crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use." The subversive humor either will make you cringe in horrific revulsion or howl in gleeful elation. If you enjoyed "Ted" with its cretinous heroes, beyond borderline gross out humor, wanton drug abuse, and impertinent profanity, you'll love this high-brow sequel. The worst thing you can say about...