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Ted (2012)

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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

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Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane (screenplay by), Alec Sulkin (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... John Bennett
Mila Kunis ... Lori Collins
Seth MacFarlane ... Ted (voice)
Joel McHale ... Rex
Giovanni Ribisi ... Donny
Patrick Warburton ... Guy
Matt Walsh ... Thomas
Jessica Barth ... Tami-Lynn
Aedin Mincks ... Robert
Bill Smitrovich ... Frank
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Norah Jones ... Norah Jones
Sam J. Jones ... Sam Jones (as Sam Jones)
Tom Skerritt ... Tom Skerritt
Bretton Manley ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teddy Bear See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,415,205, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$218,815,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$549,368,315
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Even though 20th Century Fox has a long-standing relationship with Seth MacFarlane, they declined to finance the film due to concerns over the budget (especially since this was MacFarlane's feature-length directorial debut). Universal Pictures then picked it up. See more »

Goofs

When Donny crashes his Volvo into the fire hydrant, his airbag fails to deploy. However, in the next close-up shot, a deflated airbag protrudes from the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: No matter how big a splash you make in this world whether you're Corey Feldman, Frankie Muniz, Justin Bieber or a talking teddy bear, eventually, nobody gives a shit.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The 114-minute "Unrated" version has the following changes:
  • There some extra dialogue between the bully and Greenbaum where the bully declares for his Christmas gift - his face in Greenbaum's face.
  • Just before young John enters the kitchen, there's an exchange between Steve and Helen. After some implications they get straight to the fact that Helen performed oral sex on Steve the previous evening.
  • There is a Japanese news report after the Action News Georgia segment where the female Japanese anchor gets slapped by her male counterpart for mistakenly calling Ted a "rabbit".
  • Donny's flashback is revealed and included. In the theatrical version, what he describes to Ted about his fascination is only spoken.
  • Murphy's talk about his connection with Tom Skerritt is extended with him talking about the privileges being with him.
  • There's a little extension of John's "So bad, but so good" commentary where both him and Ted started singing part of the Flash Gordon theme song. John then exclaims, "Fuck yeah!"
  • In bed with Lori, John has a replacement line, "I'm a fucking classy broad" and an additional line, "I've been crapping out room for it for two days. I mean, I know exactly what I'm going to order." There is also additional dialogue from John once thunder is heard.
  • In Rex's office room, he takes out his magnifying glass and shows his "root" on the photo. After Lori leaves, he takes a short smell on the chair she sat on.
  • In the dinner with John and Lori, there is additional dialog by John referring to the Virgina Tech University shooting.
  • In the theatrical release, Lori sees a pile of feces on the floor while Ted is with four hookers at their apartment. Ted explains that Charene, the Asian hooker, defecated on the floor as part of a "truth or dare" game. In the unrated version, Ted explains that a fifth hooker named Dierdre did the mess and locked herself in the bathroom. Lori is also more furious in this scene.
  • Before Ted goes for the interview for the supermarket job, John responds to the attorney proposal that Ted spoke of.
  • In the scene where Ted and John watch the 'Cheers' DVD boxed set, Ted Danson's TV interview is longer, with Ted and John interrupting in between.
  • During dinner, Tami-Lynn talks about her friend's miscarriage so that she can join her for a trip. There's also more cussing by her while Ted persuades her to leave.
  • In the party at Rex's house, Lori's three colleagues have a conversation about Rex's one night stand locations.
  • In the theatrical version, Ted says that he met Norah Jones at Belinda Carlisle's house. In the unrated version, he says that he met her at a charity event for kids screwed up by a family member, and they had sex at the back room.
  • After John and Lori drive off to find Ted, Ted tries to escape again but stumbles upon the basement full of tattered teddy bears that belong to Donny.
  • Near the end, the newly-wed Lori throws a bouquet of flowers. John's co-worker Tanya grabs the bouquet before an unhappy Tami-Lynn beats her up.
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A standard comedy - but with a teddy bear
12 August 2012 | by glen2010See 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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