The characters in this film are rather flat, moving from one dilemma to another without much common sense to explain their actions. Scenes generally consist of setting up the characters for the next series of gags and laughs. This is forgivable as no one is going to this film expecting high drama. After all, we are talking about a universe with a living Teddy bear walking the streets and no one really paying much attention to it. I laughed a lot during the film. Yet, there were several times that I found jokes to be too raunchy or too politically incorrect for my taste. In addition, I found the humor about drug use and racial groups to be in bad taste. This is, of course, what you get from MacFarlane. He is a no-holds-barred comedy writer. If something is funny, he is likely to go with it. In short, if you like the humor in The Family Guy, you’ll like this film.
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi
Author Mike Chisholm is a featured writer for Moviemavericks and the founder/head writer for U.S.HistoryReport.com.