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Ted (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  29 June 2012 (USA)
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From the creator of Family Guy comes a movie about John Bennett, whose wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true. Now, John must decide between keeping the relationship with the teddy bear or his girlfriend, Lori.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Sam Jones (as Sam Jones)
Young John (as Brett Manley)


John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted. Written by Anonymous

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Ted is coming.


Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ted  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,415,205 (USA) (29 June 2012)


$218,628,680 (USA) (19 October 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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When John wishes for Ted to come to life, the tune of the song "I Wish" from the musical, Into the Woods can be heard in the background. See more »


On Tammy Lynn's name tag from the store, it is spelled "Tammy Lynn," but in the credits, it is spelled "Tami Lynn." See more »


[Rex escorts John to the second floor of his house, showing off all of his expensive memorabilia]
Rex: This is Wade Boggs' autographed bat. I just barely outbid Phil Donahue for that at an auction.
John: Wow, cool.
Rex: Yeah, cool.
[Pointing at boxing gloves on display]
Rex: These boxing gloves worn by Joe Louis in his first fight.
[Stops and points at abstract painting]
Rex: This is art. Get it?
[John shrugs]
Rex: [Pointing at glasses on display] These were John Lennon's glasses. They're worth like a million dollars.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits were supposed to start with "Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital Presents" as shown in the trailers/commercials and the back of the DVD/Blu-Ray covers. But, for unknown reasons, it starts with "Media Rights Capital Presents" and "Universal Pictures Presents" in the actual movie. See more »


References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


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Fantastically funny!
2 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am stunned by the number of negative reviews on here. We went to see Ted last night (the UK release date) and it was fantastic. In fact, it was the funniest film I have seen for years! The humour throughout is both obvious AND subtle, with masses of trademark Seth MacFarlane jokes as well as some expansion to his comedy repertoire made possible by having a live action film instead of an animation.

Some people have commented on all the 80s references - that's the joke in itself - Seth always over-focuses on the 80s and he's poking fun at himself by doing it even more! He liked Star Wars, Indian Jones, Flash Gordon, Top Gun etc. So did I - which is partly what makes it all so cool! Fans of Seth's humour will love these little (and not so little) references as they have all been used extensively in Family Guy. You don't have to be 'over 35' to get the references, you just have to get that Seth is a big fan of the 80s and has great fun referencing stuff he likes. Some might call it self-indulgent but I thought it was very funny. Perhaps you have top be on a particular wavelength, I don't know.

To suggest that he's being racist is also to misunderstand Seth MacFarlane - he's actually ridiculing people with stereotypical ignorant racist attitudes. Once again, he has done this in Family Guy and been similarly misunderstood. It's OK to make fun of racism or even the public's lack of knowledge on subjects such as 9/11 - neither of these mean that you're racist or pro-terrorist!

In reference to the acting, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis were very good (especially Mila). Ted was also superbly played (by Seth MacFarlane) and it was interesting to note how after a while you didn't even really think of him as a bear; he was just another character in the film. Lovely to hear Patrick Stewart's voice used again too. In addition, there was a generous use of Family Guy people, who were all great fun (especially the guy who does the voice of Joe Swanson) and looked like they were clearly enjoying the opportunity to be in Seth's film debut.

In summary, if you don't like Seth MacFarlane's humour, there's a good chance you will not enjoy this film. However, if you like Family Guy and you have the ability to look beyond the obvious, then you might well love Ted as much as I did. I thought it was brilliant and can't remember the last time I laughed so much at a cinema!

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