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Ted (2012)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  29 June 2012 (USA)
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As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

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Ted (voice)
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Young John (as Brett Manley)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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friend | teddy bear | girlfriend | love | boss | See more »

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Ted is coming.

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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)  »

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Ted  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane called him in advance to make sure he'd get the stars in the night sky scenes right. See more »

Goofs

When John and Lori are in her car talking after Ted gets them to talk, the Christian Science Bookstore in the background alternates between having lights on and lights off in the store. See more »

Quotes

[Donny is pursuing Ted up the tower of Fenway Park, trying to grab him]
Donny: You're mine now, Ted.
Ted: Screw you, pal. I belong to John Bennett.
Donny: I can give you love and rocking horses and dancing.
Ted: I think we're very far apart on this.
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the movie, the Universal 'planet earth' signature sequence appears, and the narration begins. As the narration continues, the camera zooms in to the logo, "Google Earth Style" eventually centering on the action in the young John Bennet's home town. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Football Fight
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Universal Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Corporation
Courtesy of Hollywood Records for United States and Canada
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A standard comedy - but with a teddy bear
12 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whilst I did not dislike 'Ted' I cannot say I was overly impressed by it. The hype and popularity that built up towards the film's release had me expecting something fresh, something that would keep me laughing days after. To my disappointment, 'Ted', to me, turned out to just another Rom-Com, its only real unique twist being Ted himself.

Having said that, 'Ted' did provide some good laughs, whilst they weren't exactly side-splitting the film was entertaining and I did watch the entire feature without getting bored or uninterested. The animations for Ted were of a good quality, doing a good job in making it seem like Ted was actually there with the actors, rather than just a computer-generated 3D image.

What I felt let 'Ted' down was it's predictability and lack of memorable or unique laughs. Being rated as a 15, 'Ted's plot didn't seem to suit it's targeted audience, I have seen similar story lines in films rated PG or even U but the explicit content of 'Ted' was clearly intended for more mature audiences, therefore I felt it deserved a more mature plot.

Overall, I'd recommend 'Ted' to those who are looking for a relatively light-hearted story with a few giggles added in and a cursing, yet somehow still lovable, teddy bear. It's good, but nothing overly special.


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