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Ted (2012)

R | | Comedy | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Seth MacFarlane

Writers:

Seth MacFarlane (screenplay by), Alec Sulkin (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Popularity
1,313 ( 422)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

They knew from the start their love was special. There's just one little thing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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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Trivia

Mark Wahlberg agreed to appear in a Seth MacFarlane movie after seeing a caricature of himself on Family Guy (1999). See more »

Goofs

John and Ted cause hundreds of dollars in damage to the hotel room when they were fighting and the two somehow don't face charges for vandalism. See more »

Quotes

John: I could have wound up like that Asian guy at Virginia Tech but I didn't because of him. So I'm not that psyched to just, like, kick him out.
Lori: It's good to know that a talking teddy bear is the only thing that prevented you from gunning down your classmates.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

On TV broadcasts, any instance of the word "fuck" has been muted, dubbed over, or replaced by a sound effect. See more »

Connections

References Cheers (1982) See more »

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Knight Rider (Main Title)
Written by Glen A. Larson (as Glen Larson) and Stu Phillips (as Stuart Phillips)
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User Reviews

 
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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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

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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