A pot-smoking, beer-swilling, foul-mouthed teddy bear is a concept for a one-joke movie. It is not a two-movie joke. I didn’t love Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (2012), but it was at least fresh. This unwelcome sequel is lazy, mean-spirited, self-congratulatory, sexist, racist, homophobic, and offers random acts of casual cruelty. A laff riot!
Its frequent attempts to shock and offend smack of desperation. OK, I laughed once—but it was a Kardashian joke. This movie product will be enjoyed most by blitzed frat boys, mouth-breathing preteens, and guys who will never, ever have a girlfriend. (115 min)