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Ted's "romance versus bromance" plot is familiar, but the film's held aloft by the high-concept central premise and a very funny (albeit inconsistent) script.



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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since. -- (C) Universal


Mark Wahlberg
as John Bennett
Mila Kunis
as Lori Collins
Matt Walsh
as Thomas
Jessica Barth
as Tami-Lynn
Norah Jones
as Herself
Sam J. Jones
as Himself
Tom Skerritt
as Himself
Brett Manley
as Young John
Ralph Garman
as John's Dad
Alex Borstein
as John's Mom
Robert Wu
as Asian Man "Ming"
Max Harris
as Greenbaum Kid
Zane Cowans
as Kid #1/Young Ted's Voice, Young Ted's Voice
Chanty Sok
as Angelique
Sara Fischer
as Sauvignon Blanc
Cassie Djerf
as Waitress
Joe Siriani
as Guy at Table #1
Patrick Shea
as Guy at Table #2
Henry Penzi
as Partygoer (Ted's Buddy)
Tania Cabrera
as Girl at Party
Colton Shires
as Teenage John
Viera Andrea Moya
as Plymouth PR Worker
Hajee Kim
as Club Girl
Shawn Thornton
as Crazy Guy
Eric Weinstein
as Stagehand
Mike Nikitas
as Newscaster
Robin Hamilton
as Female Newscaster
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Audience Reviews for Ted

  • Mar 30, 2016
    Ted is pretty funny, as well as having a good script and story. Can be inconsistent at times though.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2016
    Not my kind of comedy.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2015
    Funny at times, but honestly overrated. Let's be honest, there's only so much of Seth MacFarlane that any of us can take. He's funny in 20 minute doses on Family Guy (and even then it's really pushing it sometimes). But after the first hour here, his disturbed sense of humor quickly becomes interminable.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    Ted is not exactly my type of film. It's an American Comedy, which is a strike. It's feelgood, which is a strike. It's main role is played by Mark Wahlberg, which is a strike. In my books these are the case at least. That said, I still more or less enjoyed Ted. I was stoked to see during the opening credits that Joel Fucking McHale (of Community "fame") was starring. I went into the cinema without a clue that this was the case. He essentially plays the same character he always does, but it's fabulous to see him getting work. Fantastic. Mila Kunis has always been somewhat of a favourite of mine, and though this particular role was hardly a shining star for me, it was still good to watch her on the big screen again. But Patrick Stewart's incredibly minor role as the narrator, absolutely fucking owned the movie for me. Towards the latter end of the film, Ted sort of... forgot that it was meant to be a comedy. As I've stated many times before, I tend to despise American comedy, so this was fine for me, but I can understand that this would frustrate many viewers who essentially came to see a Family Guy spin-off on the big screen. Here, Ted is at it's most warm, which was honestly a positive note. Though the premise itself is silly, Ted at least manages to hold on to some semblance of cohesion, and soldier through its more intense aspects. Ted, was not a fantastic film. It lacked enough oomph in any one department to really enthral me completely, or to hold a special place for me, anything like that. But apart from being "adequate", Ted, if nothing else, shows that Seth Macfarlane is more than just a one trick pony, and we can still expect his work to remain "not all together terrible" in the future. 59% -Gimly
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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