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Ted (2012)

R  |   |  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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Rex
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Guy
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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

Taglines:

Ted is coming.

Genres:

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

Mark Wahlberg agreed to appear in this film after seeing a caricature of himself on Family Guy in which he is the star of a film entitled "Annoyed and Confused". See more »

Goofs

When Ted is giving Tammy-Lynn the dirty fozzie, a worker and boxes are show in background. Next shot, boxes are gone, and replaced with customers. Next shot, boxes return. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb (as Maurice Ernest Gibb), and Robin Gibb (as Robin Hugh Gibb)
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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