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.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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
Various teddy bears were used as stand-ins for post-production editing. Ted's movements were done by Seth MacFarlane through motion capture. See more »
As Lori is driving, she is carrying on a conversation with John, but the passenger window is clearly rolled up (reflections are visible). When he opens the car door in the reverse shot, it is rolled down. See more »
[dressed in a suit and tie]
I look stupid.
No, you don't, you look dapper.
John, I look like something you give to your kid when you tell 'em Grandma died.
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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 »
"Ted" is trash. I could only stand to watch the first 15 minutes and even that felt like grey matter was being sucked out of my head. There are some genuinely funny raunchy comedies from time to time these days--but the writing in this movie went beyond silly and inane and then tried to make up for it by trying to conceal itself behind a mountain of prurient crude.
Ted stands as conspicuous embarrassment to its screenplay creators and the universe needs to be balanced by at least 10 quality counter comedies or, at least, a public apology to movie-goers in all places, past, present, and future. Yes, this show was THAT bad. Test it: talk to someone that has seen it, but make sure they are not surrounded by others lest the pubescent peer pressure forces an insincere response. I love movies, all types. This movie threatens not only the genre but probably the credibility of those aspiring to its originality. Heaven help us if this is the future of edgy comedy.
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