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8/10. the film is rated 15 for "very strong language, strong sex references, drug use and nudity." it has a lot of crude, vulgar humour including sexual references and some nudity. a woman's breasts are seen for about 3 or so seconds while Ted is drawing on them. john's butt is seen briefly (non graphic) other references which include crude and sexual.


Ted unleashes some painful blows when he and John get into a two minute brutal motel-room brawl. The pounding battle smashes mirrors and pictures, as well as a table and chairs and holes are made in the walls. The fight ends with John's bare backside being whipped with an antenna and a TV set falling on his crotch.

Another raucous melee breaks out at Ted's party when a stoned reveler punches through a wall and an Asian neighbor comes running into the room with a butcher knife.

Blows land and furniture is demolished in that case as well.

Young boys beat up a smaller kid.

An adult John punches a boy in the face and knocks him out cold.

A boy reports that his father hurt him badly when he once said a bad word.

A blitzed Ted plays a game of five-finger fillet and stabs a guy's hand with his knife. Blood is briefly shown.

A car chase results in a crash, breaking car windows and crumpling quite a bit of sheet metal.

Someone gets whacked in the face with a mic stand and tumbles unconscious to the ground.

Ted accidentally nails his own paw to a wall.

John accidentally punches Lori in the head on the dance floor.

A stalking father and son rip off Ted's ear, slash open his stuffing-filled side and eventually tears him in half. He lives.

Bunches of uses of "fuck", "bitch", "bastard", "shit", "ass", "asshole", "hell" and "damn" throughout.

1 use of "cunt".

1 use of Jesus "Fucking" Christ. This is the worst profanity in the whole movie.

Irreverent terms such as "pussy", "whore", "slut", "tits", and "cock" throughout.

Ted and John try to stop drugs and save the world in one part.


Ted is being pursued by a stalker. He falls from a baseball stadium.

Ted is ripped in half, and dies, towards the end of the film. John and Mila fail at repairing him, by stitching. He is brought back to life, at the very end, by Mila's wish.

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:14 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:11 / France:U (with warning) / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / India:A / Ireland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R15+ (certificate #45697) / Japan:PG12 (edited version) / Malaysia:(Banned) / Malaysia:18 (cut) (re-rating) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R13 / New Zealand:R16 (DVD rating) / Norway:11 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/12 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:M18 (cut) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:16 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Thailand:18 / UK:15 / USA:TV-MA / USA:R (certificate #47477)

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