Friday, June 29, 2012

Salon's Movie Pick of the Week - Ted!

So Salon's Movie Pick of the Week is (drumroll please.... ) Ted.  After the great review of Magic Mike and Beasts of the Southern Wild.  They went with Ted.  Here is his thinking....

But in a universe of Hollywood comedies that seem determined to insult the audience and pander to the basest form of post-adolescent fantasy, “Ted” feels almost sophisticated. Its funniest gags are verbal or conceptual, it winks at the audience without betraying its essentially likable characters, and it pulls a startlingly high proportion of laughs without ever making fun of fat women or gay people or going deep into toilet humor. (OK, there is that one prostitute in the Truth or Dare scene, who … never mind.) Sure, this isn’t my usual Pick of the Week fare, and this week also offers several outstanding upscale alternatives, including “Take This Waltz,” “Magic Mike” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” all of which I’ve covered or will cover. But, dammit all, the healthcare law survived the freakin’ Supreme Court, and it’s time to celebrate with a blissfully idiotic summer comedy, don’t you think?