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Overview

A man wrestles with the lingering consequences of a childhood wish in this live-action comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. As a young boy, John Bennett wanted nothing more than for his beloved teddy bear Ted voice of MacFarlane to come to life. Incredibly, that wish was granted. But now that John Mark Wahlberg is all grown up, his boyhood dream has become a nightmare nuisance. Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, and Giovanni Ribisi co-star.
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Note: Ted was nominated for Best Achievement in Music - Original Song

Overview

A man wrestles with the lingering consequences of a childhood wish in this live-action comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. As a young boy, John Bennett wanted nothing more than for his beloved teddy bear Ted voice of MacFarlane to come to life. Incredibly, that wish was granted. But now that John Mark Wahlberg is all grown up, his boyhood dream has become a nightmare nuisance. Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, and Giovanni Ribisi co-star.
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Special Features

Ted: The Making of; Hilarious Gag Reel; Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer; Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin & Star Mark Wahlberg
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane escapes suburbia with Ted, an affectionately raunchy comedy about a 35-year-old Boston man whose best friend is a teddy bear brought to life by a magical childhood wish. But while fans of MacFarlane will certainly appreciate that his trademark retro-infused, irreverent humor is still intact, an overreliance on nostalgia and conventional storytelling techniques keeps Ted from achieving greatness. As a young boy, John Bennett wanted nothing more than for his beloved teddy bear Ted voice of MacFarlane to come to life. Incredibly, that wish was granted. But now that John played as an adult by Mark Wahlberg is all grown up, his boyhood dream has become a nightmarish nuisance. After four years of dating the beautiful Lori Mila Kunis, he knows that it's time to make a commitment. But with Ted around, John seems locked in a state of arrested adolescence: He smokes so much weed that he can't get to work on time, the Flash Gordon DVD in his living room seems to be on a perpetual loop, and every chance John and Lori have to steal a moment alone, their plush little pal shows up ready to party. Meanwhile, just when John and Lori hatch a plan to save their relationship, Ted finds himself in danger and needs his best friend more than ever before. With Family Guy, MacFarlane's unique talent for self-sabotaging jokes, anarchic flights of fancy, and unabashed nostalgia found him emerging as one of his generation's most prominent comedic voices. Considering the show made its debut in 1999, a transition into feature films has been a long time coming. Strangely, after more than a decade of subverting the typical American sitcom, the man who gave us a martini-sipping dog relies heavily on tired cinematic tropes instead of turning them on their heads. The result is a movie that definitely delivers some sporadic hearty laughs, yet feels far too safe to leave a lasting impression. Perhaps it's a result of MacFarlane playing his hand too soon the very first time we see Ted as an "adult" he's doing bong rips on the couch and complaining about the quality of his stash, or sacrificing the more interesting aspects of the plot like Ted's flirtation with celebrity to stick with familiar story beats. Whatever the reason, the humor in Ted plateaus relatively early and never quite soars to the absurd heights that make the writer/director such an acquired taste. At the same time, the irony of MacFarlane's penchant for repeatedly falling back on nostalgia for laughs while telling the story of a man-child who is struggling with adult responsibility completely undermines the character's fixation on the past, as well as any of the drama that could have helped Ted resonate with thirtysomethings who cling to their Playstation 3's like a 12-year-old on Christmas Day. Of course, if MacFarlane were merely going for absurdity, this would be of little consequence, but the fact that he instead makes a conscious choice to stick to formula indicates that he wants the drama to work as well, and as a result the humor and the emotion are both blunted. Fortunately, even when nothing else is working as well as it should, the cast are there to help pick up the slack. Taking his Boston accent from The Fighter to cartoonish new heights and nailing every line of oddball dialogue with genuine conviction, Wahlberg makes fans wish that he'd venture into comedy a bit more often than he does, while MacFarlane makes Ted endearingly crass, Kunis plays a pitch-perfect straight girl, and Giovanni Ribisi gives a hilariously creepy performance as a demented father with designs on the talking teddy bear. A slew of playful cameos also make for fun casual viewing, and the special effects used to animate Ted are positively seamless. In the end, audiences aren't likely to walk out of Ted with frowns on their faces, but at the same time, they're not likely to walk out gasping for breath and clinging to their aching sides either. Perhaps once MacFarlane gets the courage to truly break the mold, we'll finally get a comedy from him with genuine substance, rather than polyfill stuffing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • UPC: 025192114694
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored / Slip Sleeve / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,561

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Wahlberg John Bennett
Mila Kunis Lori Collins
Seth MacFarlane Voice Only
Joel McHale Rex
Giovanni Ribisi Donny
Patrick Warburton Guy
Matt Walsh Thomas
Jessica Barth Tami-Lynn
Aedin Mincks Robert
Bill Smitrovich Frank
Patrick Stewart Voice Only
Brett Manley Young John
Ralph Garman John's Dad
Alex Borstein John's Mom
John Viener Alix
Laura Vandervoort Tanya
Robert Wu Asian Man "Ming"
Ginger Gonzaga Gina
Jessica Stroup Tracy
Melissa Ordway Michelle
Max Harris Greenbaum Kid
Zane Cowans Kid #1, Voice Only
T.J. Hourigan Kid #2
Owen Clarke Kid #3
Kristina Ellery Heavenly
Katelyn Lorren Cherene
Chanty Sok Angelique
Sara Fischer Sauvignon Blanc
Cassie Djerf Waitress
Joe Siriani Guy at Table #1
Patrick Shea Guy at Table #2
Henry Penzi Partygoer (Ted's Buddy)
Tania Cabrera Girl at Party
Colton Shires Teenage John
Viera Andrea Moya Plymouth PR Worker
Hajee Kim Club Girl
Lydia Hannibal Ellen
Shawn Thornton Crazy Guy
Eric Weinstein Stagehand
Danny Smith Waiter
Mike Nikitas Newscaster
Robin Hamilton Female Newscaster
Mike Henry Southern Newscaster
Johnny Lee Davenport Husband
Christina Everett Wife
Technical Credits
Seth MacFarlane Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Barrett Cinematographer
Jason Clark Producer
E. David Cosier Art Director
Bryan Felty Set Decoration/Design
Jeff Freeman Editor
Eric Heffron Asst. Director, Co-producer
John Jacobs Producer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Mark Kamine Co-producer
Tracey Levy Makeup
Stephen Linewater Production Designer
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Debra McGuire Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Micucci Associate Producer
Jonathan Mone Executive Producer
Walter Murphy Score Composer
Scott Stuber Producer
Alec Sulkin Screenwriter
Wellesley Wild Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ted
1. Scene 1 [1:16]
2. Scene 2 [:21]
3. Scene 3 [2:27]
4. Scene 4 [:58]
5. Scene 5 [:20]
6. Scene 6 [:25]
7. Scene 7 [1:18]
8. Scene 8 [3:03]
9. Scene 9 [3:12]
10. Scene 10 [:15]
11. Scene 11 [1:34]
12. Scene 12 [:11]
13. Scene 13 [:15]
14. Scene 14 [2:38]
15. Scene 15 [1:12]
16. Scene 16 [:11]
17. Scene 17 [1:20]
18. Scene 18 [:54]
19. Scene 19 [3:07]
20. Scene 20 [:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ted
   Play
      Play Theatrical Version
      Play Unrated Version*
   Scenes
   Bonus
      Gag Reel
      Ted: The Making Of
         Play All
            A Guy, A Girl And A Teddy Bear
            Doing It Live
            A MacFarlane Set
      Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: On/Off (Theatrical Version Only)
         Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: On (Theatrical Version Only)
         Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: Off (Theatrical Version Only)
   Setup
      Spoken Language
         English 5.1
         Español 5.1
         Français 5.1
         DVS (Descriptive Video Service)
      Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: On/Off (Theatrical Version Only)
         Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: On (Theatrical Version Only)
         Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin and Star Mark Wahlberg: Off (Theatrical Version Only)
      Subtitles
         English SDH*
         Español
         Français
         Subtitles: Off
   Previews
      Play All
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         Dazed And Confused
         Role Models
         Knocked Up
         The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)
         Paul
         Your Highness (Unrated)
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    No this is NOT a Family movie, and those who purchased it thinki

    No this is NOT a Family movie, and those who purchased it thinking it was obviously did not do their homework or watch the trailers online. Myself and my friends all thought this movie was hilarious and will watch over and over. 

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    How stupid do you have to be to think this was a PG movie. Dont

    How stupid do you have to be to think this was a PG movie. Dont you know how to read? Do you just see a picture of a bear holding a beer bottle and think "yep my 5 year old is going to LOVE this!" Morons. I weep for the future.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    i love it 

    i love it 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    So incredibly funny, you need to have a sense of humor to enjoy

    So incredibly funny, you need to have a sense of humor to enjoy this movie!! I saw this in the movie theater and bought the dvd!  Loved it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    I think it's important for you to know that I love bad movies. I

    I think it's important for you to know that I love bad movies. I sat through Two Headed Shark Attack and enjoyed it very much. I love stupid movies. I turned this off after 20 minutes. I have no reservations about drug use or language in movies and by no means expected this to be a family comedy, but I was expecting it to be funny. Nope. It's a combination of every voice Seth McFarlane does and relies on the same jokes as her series. It works for a 22 minute cartoon, but not here.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    This movie was funnier than I thought it would be. Saw it in the

    This movie was funnier than I thought it would be. Saw it in the theaters and had to add it to my home collection.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    I bought this movie thinking it would be a great family comedy.

    I bought this movie thinking it would be a great family comedy. Boy, was I WRONG! We bought this to watch at a family gathering one evening. All age levels were present and I was so embarrassed that I made them turn it off and find something else to watch. Wow! From sharing a bong with his bear to having a room full of prostitutes! I am very disappointed that Mark Walhberg made this movie. It was not funny AT ALL! A total waste of 25 bucks.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    I think it's too inapropriate But ted is soooo cute.

    I think it's too inapropriate
    But ted is soooo cute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    This movie is hilarious!  I saw it at the movie theater and coul

    This movie is hilarious!  I saw it at the movie theater and couldn't stop laughing.  Why anyone would think this movie is a children's movie is beyond me, but I digress...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    awful, awful movie

    From the previews on TV, we actually thought this was a family comedy. Wasn't funny, and the language was XXX rated. What a waste of talent for Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. I threw the movie into the trash when we were done watching it.

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

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