Seth MacFarlane (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Imagine Bernard Manning as a teddy bear - that's the essence of this off-the-wall and very vulgar comedy from Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane, who also provides the voice for Ted. A few will be appalled, but the filth that spills from this pot-smoking bear's furry mouth is balanced by his deep devotion to his owner, a 30-something slacker played by Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg takes to the role with puppyish naivety - John is loyal to a fault because Ted helped him through a tough childhood. The fact that Ted can walk and talk (and swear) is the least astonishing part of the story; it simply adds a hilarious twist to a conventional battle of wills between John and girlfriend Mila Kunis over his refusal to grow up. MacFarlane takes each joke to the extreme and rarely kills it, because the premise is so outlandish to start with. For the same reason, the rude gags don't feel as harsh or offensive as they might, although Giovanni Ribisi, as Ted's stalker, turns the humour a shade darker, making you laugh and wince simultaneously.


A lonely boy makes a wish at Christmas that his teddy bear will come to life, which is magically granted. The boy grows up to become a directionless slacker, with the foul-mouthed living toy still his inseparable friend - but his girlfriend thinks it is time for him to grow up. Comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, directed by and featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane.

Cast & Crew

John Bennett Mark Wahlberg
Lori Collins Mila Kunis
Ted Seth MacFarlane
Rex Joel McHale
Guy Patrick Warburton
Thomas Matt Walsh
Tami-Lynn Jessica Barth
Actor Patrick Stewart
Director Seth MacFarlane
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse, brief nudity.Available on: Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Jul 2012
Comedy Drama