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Movie: Ted(2012)[tt1637725] 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 byAnonymous
Title Ted
Release Date 1 August 2012 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Comedy
Production Companies Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital (MRC), Fuzzy Door Productions
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg...
John Bennett...
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis...
Lori Collins...
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane...
Ted (voice)...
Joel McHale
Joel McHale...
Rex...
Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi...
Donny...
Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton...
Guy...
Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh...
Thomas...
Jessica Barth
Jessica Barth...
Tami-Lynn...
Aedin Mincks
Aedin Mincks...
Robert...
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovich...
Frank...
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart...
Narrator (voice)...
Norah Jones
Norah Jones...
Norah Jones...
Sam J. Jones
Sam J. Jones...
Sam Jones (as Sa...
Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt...
Tom Skerritt...
Bretton Manley
Bretton Manley...
Young John (as B...

Reviews

barry_mooney on 2 August 2012
I am stunned by the number of negative reviews on here. We went to see Ted last night (the UK release date) and it was fantastic. In fact, it was the funniest film I have seen for years! The humour throughout is both obvious AND subtle, with masses of trademark Seth MacFarlane jokes as well as some expansion to his comedy repertoire made possible by having a live action film instead of an animation.Some people have commented on all the 80s references - that's the joke in itself - Seth always over-focuses on the 80s and he's poking fun at himself by doing it even more! He liked Star Wars, Indian Jones, Flash Gordon, Top Gun etc. So did I - which is partly what makes it all so cool! Fans of Seth's humour will love these little (and not so little) references as they have all been used extensively in Family Guy. You don't have to be 'over 35' to get the references, you just have to get that Seth is a big fan of the 80s and has great fun referencing stuff he likes. Some might call it self-indulgent but I thought it was very funny. Perhaps you have top be on a particular wavelength, I don't know.To suggest that he's being racist is also to misunderstand Seth MacFarlane - he's actually ridiculing people with stereotypical ignorant racist attitudes. Once again, he has done this in Family Guy and been similarly misunderstood. It's OK to make fun of racism or even the public's lack of knowledge on subjects such as 9/11 - neither of these mean that you're racist or pro-terrorist! In reference to the acting, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis were very good (especially Mila). Ted was also superbly played (by Seth MacFarlane) and it was interesting to note how after a while you didn't even really think of him as a bear; he was just another character in the film. Lovely to hear Patrick Stewart's voice used again too. In addition, there was a generous use of Family Guy people, who were all great fun (especially the guy who does the voice of Joe Swanson) and looked like they were clearly enjoying the opportunity to be in Seth's film debut.In summary, if you don't like Seth MacFarlane's humour, there's a good chance you will not enjoy this film. However, if you like Family Guy and you have the ability to look beyond the obvious, then you might well love Ted as much as I did. I thought it was brilliant and can't remember the last time I laughed so much at a cinema!

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