Parents' Guide to

Ted

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely vulgar comedy also has some genuine sweetness.

Movie R 2012 106 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 12+

It is a very funny movie

This is a very nice and funny movie, everyone above the 11 should watch it.
age 12+

Great movie for you and your kids 🧸🧸🧸

This movie is so heartwarming and so funny that you can't take it serious for your children to not let them see it. Ted is a great movie for above the 12 (because of the sexual jokes and the swearing) that you can watch with your family. I enjoyed it really much! Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg are real geniuses! You shouldn't have to care about the criticizing from other people, this movie is just amazing made! If you don't know which movie you need to watch with your 12 (or up) year old son on friday night, I would recommend this for you both. Trust me, your bond will grow stronger! Don't care about the criticizing from other websites or other people, Ted is the best heartwarming fun movie ever! 🧸🧸🧸

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44 ):
Kids say (193 ):

Usually, Seth MacFarlane's type of humor -- pop-culture references mixed with vulgar shock humor -- will instantly kill a movie, but not so with TED. MacFarlane has done what There's Something About Mary did: He has made an over-the-top comedy with genuine heart. As ridiculous and as silly as Ted's three characters are, they actually care for one another, and their bond comes through.

Moreover, rather than just telling a story about a vulgar character getting a neurotic one to "loosen up," Ted celebrates the notion of becoming a responsible adult. And while so many movies are about dumping the "wrong girl" before she ruins the hero's life, in this one, John learns to communicate with -- and tries to deserve -- the girl he already loves. As for the humor, though it's frequently shocking and offensive, it's rarely hateful or angry. The characters mostly make fun of themselves. Fortunately, much of that humor is hilarious, and the movie's unexpected warmth makes up the rest.

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