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Ted Movie Review

Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane, who voices the title character. The film tells the story of John Bennett (Wahlberg), a Boston native whose childhood wish comes true when his teddy bear Ted (MacFarlane) comes to life and becomes his best friend.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing over $549 million on a $50 million budget. It was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, but lost to Les Misérables. A sequel, Ted 2, was released on June 26, 2015.


In 1985, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a young boy who lives in Norwood, Massachusetts with his mother Lori Collins (Mila Kunis). On Christmas Eve, after wishing for it upon seeing a shooting star, John’s wish comes true: his teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane) comes to life. The next morning, John finds that his wish has come true, but Ted is terrified of the other children in the neighborhood and runs away. John and his best friend Lori find Ted and take him home, where they decide to keep him hidden from their parents.

As Ted and John grow up, they remain best friends, but Lori begins to feel left out. In 2012, John is now 33 years old and working for aBoston-based rental car agency while Ted lives with him and works as his guidance counselor at the same company. Lori is married to her rich and successful husband, Donny (Giovanni Ribisi), and she has a successful career as an executive at a major douchebag-manufacturing company. However, she is unhappy with her life and feels that something is missing.

One night, Lori confronts Ted about how their relationship has changed and how she feels left out. Ted admits that he has been feeling the same way, but he does not want to change anything because he is happy with their current situation. After a night of drinking, Lori and Ted end up sleeping together. The next morning, they both realize that they have made a mistake and agree to forget it ever happened.


However, Lori becomes pregnant as a result of their one-night stand. She tells Ted that she plans to raise the child on her own, but Ted convinces her to let him be a part of the baby’s life. After much discussion, they decide to get married. The film then jumps ahead to Ted and Lori’s daughter, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), who is now 7 years old. Ted and Lori’s marriage is on the rocks and they are constantly fighting. In an effort to save their marriage, they decide to have another baby. However, they soon discover that Ted is infertile and cannot have children.

Unwilling to give up on their dream of having a family, they decide to adopt. However, the adoption agency rejects their application because Ted is not a human being and therefore cannot be a parent.

Where to watch ted movie

Ted is available to stream on Hulu. You can also rent or buy it through Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.