The star of Ted is a foul-mouthed, weed-smoking, womanising teddy bear, who was brought to life by his best friend John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) through a childhood wish.

Fast forward 27 years, and John and Ted are as inseparable as ever, but Ted has morphed from an innocent, cuddly bear into a debauched, crude companion.

John's girlfriend of four years, Lori (Kunis), has had just about enough of their immature relationship and slacker ways, and she forces an ultimatum on John: me or the bear. Like any man in his right mind, John goes for Lori, and what ensues is a series of hilarious escapades as they make-up and break-up.

The plot is fairly predictable, but to be fair it's irrelevant in the grand scheme of things - this vulgarly amusing comedy is all about the gags, and Ted delivers these in abundance.

Wahlberg plays the straight guy to his expletive-obsessed furry friend, but shows his natural comedic talent in a scene where he rattles off white trash girls' names in a bid to guess Ted's new girlfriend's name. Kunis is as likeable and arresting on screen as ever, and holds her own against the two male leads, while Giovanni Ribisi adds a bit of drama as a sinister character whose son is obsessed with owning Ted. The CGI used to bring Ted to life is impressively realistic too, which means it doesn't detract from the premise that he's an animated doll.

This is Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane's feature-length directorial debut, and as writer, director and the voice of Ted, he has delivered an original and highly amusing piece of work that has widespread appeal.

Not for the fainthearted, or easily offended, most will find Ted's shtick absolutely hilarious.

Sarah McIntyre