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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)

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house at the beginning of the movie that is zoomed into from space is at 129 Albemarle Rd in Norwood, MA 02062. See more »


After crashing into the Volvo the Jetta's hood is pushed in. But when the Jetta comes to a stop in front of the hijacker's house the hood is fine apart from the license plate hanging loose and some dirt on the grill. See more »


[Norah Jones is in her dressing room preparing a drink when Ted and John arrive]
Ted: Hey, play 'Chopsticks', you jazzy slut!
Norah Jones: Teddy!
Ted: Hahaha! How are you?
Norah Jones: [Hugs Ted] How are you, you fuzzy asshole?
Ted: Well, you know I'm not a hot half-Muslim chick who sold over 37 million records, but I'm hanging in there.
Norah Jones: Well, half-Indian, but... thanks.
Ted: Hey, whatever. Thanks for 9/11. Hey listen - I want you to meet a good pal of mine, all right? John Bennett, Norah Jones.
John: [Approaches Norah to shake her hand] Hi, hi, ...
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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 »


References Garfield and Friends (1988) See more »


The Hero
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Hollywood Records for United States and Canada
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User Reviews

Ted (2012) review
30 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just want to state off hand that this is my first movie review, well other than just telling someone what I thought. So if you are looking for a well written, witty review then.. you might want to stop reading now. But since this movie is still in production, this will probably be your best bet for the time being.

I just went to a free screening of Ted at the Greenback theater in Sacramento, CA. And I just have to say off the bat, I LOVED it. A movie hasn't made me laugh that hard in a long time. Now, I'm not going to give you any more information than the description because with the movie not even being released yet, I think that would be a spoiler of some sort. But I will tell you that was so much better than what I imagined it would be, granted that was before I knew it was directed and voiced over by Seth Macfarlane. So if you're a fan of his, you're definitely in for a treat, and even if you're not I still think you would enjoy the innovative comedy that comes from a snarky and crude teddy bear companion. The acting was very solid, from main characters to jerk bosses, and crazy.. well, crazy people.. the acting was very convincing and enjoyable. The story was great, while it might sound stupid to some, myself included, it's very well executed. Definitely not one of the movies that left me thinking "the idea was good, but they could have done so much more with it", it was actually quite the opposite. And this is certainly not a low budget film, the CGI animation reflects this. The furry bear voiced by Macfarlane is very realistic and believable.

The only drawback I could possibly see that would cause someone displeasure would be, like a lot of new comedies, this film pushes the envelope in raunchy, vulgar humor. Plus the different amount of drugs used. This movie will receive (most likely), and be very deserving of a R rating. It doesn't rely solely on shock humor though, there is plenty of good old fashioned clean comedy. But if your like me, and that type of subject matter doesn't bother you, then I HIGHLY recommend this film. And if you're a Seth Macfarlane fan, then that's just a perfectly gift wrapped little bonus for you.

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