Ted 2 Monday, 13 July 2020

Ted 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong drug use, crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Ted, also.

  • Starring:

    Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton

  • Directed by:

    Seth MacFarlane

  • Running time:

    115 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, hit, slapped, wrestled, tackled, thrown against walls, kicked, hit with objects, thrown from a balcony, hit with objects, tied up, elbowed, shoved, crushed, near-stabbed. Rifle shot. Brawling. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions/damage. Objects knocked over, smashed; broken glass. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Cutting someone, 9-11, Germanwings crash mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed, flatlining.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Lots of sperm. Exposed breasts, video of animals mating. Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Skimpy clothing/dancewear, girl in bikini (advertisement), cleavage, bum crack. References to sex, masturbation, porn, fetishism, prostitution, incest. Phallic object.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Smoking/eating marijuana (joints, bongs); field of marijuana plants. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne); bar setting. Snorting powder/lines, doing drugs, excessive drug use, drug convictions, getting stoned, epinephrine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans, homosexuals. Slang terms for genitals. Gender/marriage stereotypes. Jokes about race, culture, gender, sexuality, slavery, disability. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Marriage, civil rights, drugs, best friends, sperm donation, conception, adoption, starting a family, practical jokes, comedy improv, Comic-Con, road trips, lawsuits, legal representation, bearknapping, bromance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased friend, job loss, marriage annulment. Wedding, church, courtroom settings. Divorce, cancer mentioned. Deer, raccoon, porcupine, squirrel, rabbit, fox, fish, monkey, penguin, lobster. Full moon. Gagging. Steak bones on plate. Mid-credits scene. Dizzing aerial/handheld cinematography (brief).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Puerile, likable, funny, crass. Unapologetically idiotic, anarchic/vulgar/unexpected/sharp humour, extravagant opening number, beautiful original ballad by Amanda Seyfried, infectious chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, seamless motion-capture vfx for Ted, some great cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Ungainly, overstuffed, bumpy, imperfect, overlong, one-note, stupid, familiar. Tiresome courtroom melodramatics, some flat/unfunny/stale/repackaged jokes/scenes, ambling storyline, penchant for casual cruelty, Ted isn't particularly likable.

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