Hi, I'm Siobhan. I love hot dogs, long walks on the beach, picnics... Sorry this isn't my EHarmony account... I'm originally from New Jersey, but I've lived in Texas for 6 years. Reading, writing, listening to music, acting and stand up comedy are just some of my hobbies. Like all fat kids, cake is my love, but I've been having an ongoing affair with ice cream.
I'm so grateful to be the new movie critic for The Edge because it's my favorite radio station and I'm glad to be apart of something this amazing.
Some of my favorites movies are Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Little Miss Sunshine and Hamlet
Only a man who has sick, twisted demons crawling around in his mind can destroy the innocence of a teddy bear. And I love him for that. I remember being in the theater and watching the trailer for this film and knowing that I wanted to watch this movie out of pure delight for Ted, the raunchy bear who can offend you with one whip of his poly-fibered tongue. Seth Macfarlane, creator of Family Guy, has brought to the table a filthy, almost unwatchable piece of cinema that will suit the man-child in all of us. Just be sure not to bring any PC people or you will get bitched at for thinking that this crass, grotesque movie would be appropriate for your 64 year old conservative aunt from Alabama.
Young John Bennett craves one thing in life and that is to have a best friend. All the other boys in the neighborhood won't give him the time of day (not even the poor Jewish kid who gets the crap kicked out of him for not celebrating Christmas) and so he stays at home, longing for a special someone who will stay by his side. Christmas morning arrives and John's wide eyes glow with wonder at his new teddy bear which he dubs "Teddy". At the very end of his first day with his new best friend, John whispers how if only Teddy were real so they could be best friends forever. Somehow the miracle came true: Teddy lives and speaks to John, promising to be best friends with him forever. After being mistaken for a creature brought to earth by Satan, Teddy is accepted by John's parents and soon the talk of the entire country. However that eventually dies down and Ted lives a quiet life with John, watching Flash Gordon and singing the "Thunder Buddies" song whenever there's a storm. Of course the boys grow up and we then meet John at 35, a slacker with a heart of gold who just hasn't grown up yet. Ted has very much changed: most of his fur is filthy and worn with age, women are as disposable to him as razors and he partakes in burning the herb in a lot of the movie. They do everything together: watch Cheers, drink, smoke and just have a good time, however there's always going to be trouble in paradise. Lori, John's smoking hot girlfriend of four years, loves John and Ted, however she wants more than just a beer and a party. And she feels like she can never have that if John doesn't get his act together and ask Ted to leave the apartment. What's a guy to do? Pick his buddy or his girl?
Isn't that the theme throughout our lives, to make a choice between child and adulthood? I think that's why this movie is so relate-able, because everyone has to let go of childhood idles at some point. Granted they don't always come in the form of a bear who can curse me out with such conviction as Ted can.