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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Co-writer Wellesley Wild claimed that he listened to a lot of Queen whilst writing his draft, hence the inclusion of Sam J. Jones from Flash Gordon (1980). See more »


Near the end of the movie, the characters are able to sneak into Fenway Park with little difficulty due to a garage door being partially left open. This obviously would not be the case in real life. Also, with no baseball game going on and no cleaning crew visible, the stadium lights would not be left on for no reason. See more »


[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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User Reviews

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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