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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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Ted (voice)
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Rex
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Guy
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Sam Jones (as Sam Jones)
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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

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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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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the party scene with Flash Gordon, Johnny does an impression of Ted and Ted says "Oh, come on, I do not sound that much like Peter Griffin!" Peter Griffin is a character on the TV show Family Guy. Both Family Guy and Ted were created by Seth MacFarlane, and more importantly, MacFarlane plays the voices of both Peter and Ted. Thus, Ted's voice actually IS the voice of Peter Griffin. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and John sit in the park and attempt to smoke pot, the bench is right next to the tree trunk. After they are approached by Donny and his son, they are shown again sitting on the same bench that is now several feet to the left of the tree trunk. See more »

Quotes

Ted: Oh look Johnny, if we're ever gonna get serious about openin' a restaurant we gotta start plannin' it now.
John: Italian.
Ted: Italian, yes.
John: What's the special on Tuesdays?
Ted: Eggplant parm.
John: Chopped salad half price.
Ted: And it's a non-restricted place.
John: Yeah. Wait, whaddaya mean?
Ted: Anybody can come.
John: Of course.
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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

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Soundtracks

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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A standard comedy - but with a teddy bear
12 August 2012 | by 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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