Action Animated Comedy - Although the film takes its title from a stuffed animal come to life,
this is most definitely not a movie for kids, filled with crude,
raunchy gags, language, and general content. Fans of
director/co-star Seth MacFarlane's television animated series will
find more of the same brand of humor here, and fans of leads Mark
Wahlberg and Mila Kunis should also enjoy.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Ted still generates more than enough laughs to justify the price of a ticket, but take the R-rating seriously.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The funniest movie character so far this year is a stuffed teddy bear.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average It's no teddy bear's picnic, but the moments of inspired humor and the chemistry between a very funny Wahlberg and his potty-mouthed bear is better than most A-list Hollywood pairings.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 95 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from the males. Most loved "TED." Same for the females. They all indicated that they loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males rated it very high. Over half loved it with the rest rating it above average. The female reviews aren't quite as high but certainly not bad. Only about a third loved it. Another half rated it above average. Unfortunately, a third only rated it as an average movie.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Better than half loved "TED." Quite a few more rated it above average. There were quite a few who only rated it as an average movie, which is slightly disappointing.
Bennett (MARK WAHLBERG), a grown man whose simple
childhood wish brought his cherished teddy bear to life. Almost 30 years later,
the fairy tale is very much over. Ted is reluctant to leave John's side…to the
increasing annoyance of John's only-so-patient girlfriend, Lori Collins (MILA
Though Lori's displeasure with John is exacerbated by his dead-end career and
days spent smoking weed and drinking beers with Ted, she's not the one who is
the most frustrated with him. As John struggles to figure out a way to navigate
this thing called adulthood, it will take the unexpected help of his boyhood toy
to make the leap from man-child to a grown-ass man.