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Ted 2 (2015)

R | | Comedy | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... John
Seth MacFarlane ... Ted (voice)
Amanda Seyfried ... Samantha
Jessica Barth ... Tami-Lynn
Giovanni Ribisi ... Donny
Morgan Freeman ... Patrick Meighan
Sam J. Jones ... Himself
Patrick Warburton ... Guy
Michael Dorn ... Rick
Bill Smitrovich ... Frank
John Slattery ... Shep Wild
Cocoa Brown ... Joy
John Carroll Lynch ... Tom Jessup
Ron Canada ... Judge
Liam Neeson ... Customer
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Storyline

Months after John's divorce, Ted and Tami-Lynn's marriage seems to be on the same road. To patch things up, Ted and Tami-Lynn plan to have a child with John's help, but their failed efforts backfire disastrously. Namely, Ted is declared property by the government, and he loses all of his civil rights. Now, Ted must fight a seemingly hopeless legal battle with an inexperienced young lawyer to regain his rightful legal status. Unfortunately, between Ted's drunken idiocies and sinister forces interested in this situation to exploit him, Ted's quest has all the odds against him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayi Teddy 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,507,870, 28 June 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,476,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,863,606
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the trailer, a car chase ends in a crash. Amanda asks Ted and John if the passengers are alright. The scene does not appear in the theatrical cut, but it's in the Unrated Version. See more »

Goofs

When Ted goes talks to his wife at the back of the grocery store, a price tag is on his wife's right arm. It disappears moments later. See more »

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[Ted and John roam around the forest to pick up firewood when John notices a marijuana leaf]
John: What the hell?
[John sniffs the leaf]
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[Ted turns around and is amazed by what he sees while he walks towards John]
John: It's a really rare strain. It's a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. It's totally potent. I mean, I've only had it once in my life and it was one of the best highs I ever had. What the hell is a leaf of that stuff...
[...]
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Liam Neeson returns to the grocery store battered and bruised and returns his ruined box of Trix. See more »

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For some North America TV airings, the f words are either dubbed over or silenced and Amanda's penis bong is censored with pixelization. See more »

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Ride Wit Me
Written by El DeBarge (as Eldra P. DeBarge), Randy DeBarge (as William Randall DeBarge), Jason Epperson, Nelly (as Cornell Haynes), Etterlene Jordan, City Spud (as Lavell Webb)
Performed by Nelly featuring City Spud
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not bad per se, but lacks the novelty, likability of characters, storyline, and strong female role of the original.
11 July 2015 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I'm not the biggest fan of Mila Kunis, nor am I a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane. But despite my hesitations, I liked the original Ted quite a bit, for a variety of reasons; despite its obvious crudeness, it had some character development and poignancy that the film medium was able to afford MacFarlane that a TV cartoon wasn't able to. As much of an ostensibly "bro" movie as it was, it had some subversive commentary on the male id, and Mila Kunis' character was written quite well; she didn't come across as the harping, shrill female stereotype so often seen in movies about male arrested development (see: "Saving Silverman"). For every time Wahlberg and his teddy bear seemed to have a valid reason to continue their destructive friendship, she had an equally valid reason that they shouldn't.

How disappointing, then, that Ted 2 opens with Kunis' character lazily written off, discarded by Wahlberg's character as "the wrong woman" (or something to such an effect) so that MacFarlane can introduce a new love interest in the form of Amanda Seyfried, who is a fine actress in better written roles but simply isn't given the same level of material to work with here.

The other memorable aspect of Ted was simply the novelty factor: "potty-mouthed teddy bear." This was a simple premise that appealed to everyone everywhere, which is why it was one of the rare blockbuster comedies to make a lot of money overseas.

But now we have Ted 2, and the novelty is worn off. The balance of the first film is gone, too; the crudeness there was offset with surprisingly sweet, character-driven moments; here, because we don't really believe the characters from the onset (see: Kunis' character being shrugged off), there really aren't as many tender moments. None of it really rings true, it just seems like a typical sequel going through the motions trying to replicate the original but inevitably failing to do so simply because the appeal is a one-off (it kind of reminds me of the Hangover sequels).

Like the Hangover sequels, this isn't as bad as the critics might lead you to believe. It's not a terrible film. It's safe to say that, if you liked the original Ted, you'll at least find this an entertaining enough diversion for a one-time viewing. I also dug that they brought back Giovanni Ribisi, the best part of the first film, despite the fact that his inclusion made no sense whatsoever.

But this simply isn't as clever, funny, well-written or - frankly - surprisingly tender and sweet as the first movie. It's a decent rental but I hope there's no Ted 3.


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