Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Seth MacFarlane|
|Narrated by||Patrick Stewart|
|Music by||Walter Murphy|
|Edited by||Jeff Freeman|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$71.7 million|
Ted 2 is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. A sequel to the 2012 film Ted, the film stars Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane as the title character, both reprising their roles from the original film. It was released on June 26, 2015, by Universal Pictures.
John Bennett has been divorced from Lori Collins for six months. Meanwhile, Ted marries his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn, but they fight constantly. Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to have a child to attempt to preserve their relationship. Since Ted is incapable of reproductive functions, he goes to John for help. At the same time, Ted is trying to encourage John to start dating again, but John is reluctant. Ted discovers that John has gotten increasingly addicted to Internet pornography. Ted encourages John to date the first woman he meets.
Ted and John attempt to get a sperm donor, and ultimately, Ted accepts John’s donation offer. Unfortunately, Tami-Lynn is infertile, having ruined her ovaries through excessive drug use. Tami-Lynn and Ted’s inquiries into adoption draw attention to his status as property, resulting in the loss of his job and financial accounts. Furthermore, Ted’s marriage to Tami-Lynn is annulled. John suggests that take the situation to court. Since they cannot afford a lawyer, their case is assigned to the novice, Samantha Leslie Jackson. At first they are reluctant to work with her, feeling she is too inexperienced but they quickly change their minds when they discover that she shares their love of marijuana. The three bond as they prepare to present the case.
Meanwhile, Donny is now employed as a janitor at the Hasbro Toy Company headquarters. He convinces the company CEO to hire an expert attorney to ensure that Ted maintains his status as property. Donny proposes that Hasbro capture Ted and study him in hopes of discovering the secret to creating more living teddy bears.
The court rules against Ted. Dispirited but desperate, Samantha, Ted and John turn to Patrick Meighan, a highly respected civil rights attorney, in the hopes of overturning the court’s decision. They take a road trip to New York City to meet with him, but their car goes off road due to Ted’s irresponsible driving, and the group spends the night in a hidden marijuana patch. While sitting around a campfire, Samantha and John realize their attraction for each other. The next morning, the group proceeds to New York City. Meighan is sympathetic to Ted’s plight, but ultimately refuses the case, as he believes that Ted has not significantly contributed to humanity due to his irresponsible and hedonistic lifestyle.
Ted, frustrated over the injustice and jealous of Samantha and John’s new relationship, runs off to be left alone. Donny follows him as he wanders into the New York Comic-Con. Once inside, Donny poses as a costumed fan and asks Ted for a picture, but Ted flees as soon as Donny reveals himself. He steals a phone and contacts John before Donny catches him. John and Samantha arrive at Comic-Con and search for Ted, arriving as Donny is about to cut Ted open.
- Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett
- Seth MacFarlane as Ted (Voice and motion capture)
- Tara Strong (uncredited) as Ted’s “I Love You” function
- Amanda Seyfried as Samantha Leslie Jackson
- Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn
- Giovanni Ribisi as Donny
- Morgan Freeman as Patrick Meighan
- John Slattery as Shep Wild
- Patrick Warburton as Guy
- Michael Dorn as Rick
- Bill Smitrovich as Frank
- Cocoa Brown as Joy
- John Carroll Lynch as Tom Jessup
- Ron Canada as the Judge
- Richard Schiff as Steve
- Sam J. Jones as himself
- Sebastian Arcelus as Dr. Danzer
- Tom Brady as himself
- Dennis Haysbert as Fertility doctor
- Taran Killam as himself
- Jimmy Kimmel as himself
- Jay Leno as himself
- Kate McKinnon as herself
- Bobby Moynihan as himself
- Liam Neeson as Customer
- Patrick Stewart as Narrator
- Curtis Stigers as Wedding singer
- Nana Visitor as Adoption agent
- Ralph Garman as Stormtrooper
This one started slow and I was just about to be disappointed when all of a sudden I was laughing so hard It hurt. After that point it was non stop, green cloud, hilarity. There is enough GREEN humor, meaning WEED humor to warrant the “R” rating and I don’t recommend this for anyone under sixteen. Otherwise, it is a highly recommended modern comedy. The undertones of tolerance and acceptance are timely. I’m waiting for Ted 3 now. – MR