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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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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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Ted is coming.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,415,205 (USA) (1 July 2012)

Gross:

$218,815,487 (USA)
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Trivia

The "fan" that John knocks out with the microphone stand is actually former Boston Bruin Shawn Thornton. See more »

Goofs

Lori manages to find John at Ted's home warming party but John didn't tell her the address. Likewise Ted finds the hotel John was staying at after Lori dumped him despite John not telling him where he was. See more »

Quotes

[last lines, as Ted and Sam Jones do a "flash jump" after John and Lori's wedding]
Narrator: And that's the story of how one magical wish forever changed the lives of three very special friends.
[footage of Ted and Tami-Lynn on their double date with John and Lori]
Narrator: Ted and Tami-Lynn continued their torrid love affair for quite some time. One afternoon Ted was caught behind the deli counter eating potato salad off of Tami- Lynn's bare bottom. He was instantly promoted to store manager.
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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

Referenced in Cheech & Chong's TED Talk (2013) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A standard comedy - but with a teddy bear
12 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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