Parents' Guide to

Ted 2

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Vulgar little bear is back, with big ideas and crude humor.

Movie R 2015 115 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 12+

Great for family and friends 🧸

This movie is so funny! I watched it with a friend and we laughed so hard! Ted is such a good movie! I don't know why people criticize Ted and Ted 2 so much... It's a great movie for family! The heartwarming teddy bear is great and really funny! I would recommend this for 12+, because of the sexual jokes and swearing, but if you have a child that age, you should really watch it! Great action/comedy with new roles and new stories! 🧸🧸🧸
3 people found this helpful.
age 11+
Love this movie watched with my kids they loved it
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (29):

When Ted first came out, it surprised audiences by being touching as well as funny; the sequel one ups it by being funny and touching and boasting some big ideas. Written and directed by MacFarlane, TED 2 is extremely vulgar, filled with foul language and sexual innuendo, but it's not mean-spirited. It goes for comic rhythm rather than shock value, and the humor rises from the characters, their friendships, and their personalities.

True to MacFarlane's previous works, it's still filled with pop culture references, but they're much cleverer than usual; they're worked into the fabric of the well-structured story rather than just haphazardly dropped in. But the real extra touch here is the film's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-like sense of social justice. There are impassioned speeches about civil rights, which are clearly meant to mirror (and comment upon) current political conversations. In other words, Ted 2 is smarter than the average summer comedy.

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