As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 7.6/10 (1,853 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
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.
Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin
Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Sam J. Jones
The film was originally scheduled for release on July 13, 2012, but was moved up to June 29, the original intended release date of
G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which had been pushed back to March 29, 2013 for re-shoots.
Quotes: Tom Skerritt:
My daughter better still be alive you sick son of a bitch.
Ted (2012) review
I just want to state off hand that this is my first movie review, well
other than just telling someone what I thought. So if you are looking
for a well written, witty review then.. you might want to stop reading
now. But since this movie is still in production, this will probably be
your best bet for the time being.
I just went to a free screening of Ted at the Greenback theater in
Sacramento, CA. And I just have to say off the bat, I LOVED it. A movie
hasn't made me laugh that hard in a long time. Now, I'm not going to
give you any more information than the description because with the
movie not even being released yet, I think that would be a spoiler of
some sort. But I will tell you that was so much better than what I
imagined it would be, granted that was before I knew it was directed
and voiced over by Seth Macfarlane. So if you're a fan of his, you're
definitely in for a treat, and even if you're not I still think you
would enjoy the innovative comedy that comes from a snarky and crude
teddy bear companion. The acting was very solid, from main characters
to jerk bosses, and crazy.. well, crazy people.. the acting was very
convincing and enjoyable. The story was great, while it might sound
stupid to some, myself included, it's very well executed. Definitely
not one of the movies that left me thinking "the idea was good, but
they could have done so much more with it", it was actually quite the
opposite. And this is certainly not a low budget film, the CGI
animation reflects this. The furry bear voiced by Macfarlane is very
realistic and believable.
The only drawback I could possibly see that would cause someone
displeasure would be, like a lot of new comedies, this film pushes the
envelope in raunchy, vulgar humor. Plus the different amount of drugs
used. This movie will receive (most likely), and be very deserving of a
R rating. It doesn't rely solely on shock humor though, there is plenty
of good old fashioned clean comedy. But if your like me, and that type
of subject matter doesn't bother you, then I HIGHLY recommend this
film. And if you're a Seth Macfarlane fan, then that's just a perfectly
gift wrapped little bonus for you.