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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.
Ted 2 is an American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and is a sequel to the 2012 film Ted. The film’s screenplay was written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane, both reprising their roles from the original film, as John Bennett and his sentient teddy bear friend Ted respectively. The film also sees the return of Giovanni Ribisi and Jessica Barth, reprising as Donny, Ted’s stalker, and Tami-Lynn, Ted’s wife. The story involves Ted fighting for his civil rights when authorities rule that he is property rather than a person, putting him again at risk from his stalker Donny. Amanda Seyfried also stars as Sam, John’s love interest.
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, John Slattery, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman
Screenplay by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Production Design by: Stephen J. Lineweaver
Cinematography by: Michael Barrett
Film Editing by: Jeff Freeman
Costume Design by: Cindy Evans
Set Decoration by: Kyra Friedman Curcio
Music by: Walter Murphy
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 26, 2015