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Is it ok for a 7 year old to watch the movie, "Ted" just as long as he was supervised by a parent?

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In case you don't know the movie, here's the plot:

In 1985, in a suburb south of Boston, John Bennett is a lonely child who wishes for his new Christmas gift, a teddy bear he names Teddy ("Ted"), to come to life to be his best friend. The wish succeeds with a falling star one night and Ted becomes fully alive. The newly sentient toy briefly becomes a minor celebrity, but never loses sight of his friendship with John.

Twenty-seven years later in 2012, John (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), now living in the South End neighborhood of Boston, are still staunch, if immature, friends enjoying a hedonistic life, even while John is pursuing a relationship with an office worker named Lori Collins (Mila Kunis). Lori hopes to marry John, but she feels that he cannot move ahead with his life with Ted around, who is now a complete wastrel. John is resistant to kicking Ted out, but he is finally persuaded one night to act when he and Lori discover Ted at home with four prostitutes.

Soon, John finds Ted his own apartment and a job at a grocery store, where his irresponsible behavior on the job somehow manages to get him both promoted and acquainted with his co-worker Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). Ted and John still spend most of their time together, which irritates Lori when she discovers John has been skipping work to do so while using her for his excuses. Meanwhile, an obsessed stalker named Donny (Giovanni Ribisi), who idolized Ted as a kid, shows interest in possessing him for his destructive son Robert (Aedin Mincks). Things start to come to a head when Lori and John are invited to a party put on by Lori's manager Rex (Joel McHale), who has a lust for her. They attend, but Ted lures John away to a party at his apartment with the offer to meet Sam Jones, the star of their favorite movie Flash Gordon. Although John arrives with the intention of spending only a few minutes, he gets caught up in the occasion which gets completely out of control, with Sam persuading John and Ted to snort cocaine with him. Eventually, Lori discovers John there and breaks up with him in tears. At that, John blames Ted for ruining his life and tells him to stay away.

Eventually, Ted and John confront each other about their ruined friendship in John's hotel room and have a brawl after John provokes Ted, but soon manage to reconcile after the TV falls on John's crotch. To repair John's relationship with Lori, Ted arranges through Norah Jones (played by herself) for John to express his love for Lori with a song during a concert, being held at the Hatch Shell. Although John's performance proves an embarrassment, Lori is touched by the attempt while repelled by Rex's sneering. Later, Ted goes to visit Lori and explains that he was responsible for John's lapse: however, he offers to leave them alone forever if she goes to speak with him. Lori is persuaded, but moments after she leaves, Ted is kidnapped by Donny and taken to his house as Robert's unfortunate playmate.

Ted manages to distract Robert and reach a phone to contact John (but not before his ear is ripped off by Robert), but is soon recaptured. Realizing that Ted is in danger, John and Lori find Donny's residence and chase him and Robert to rescue Ted. The chase leads to Fenway Park, where Robert tries to stop John and Lori from getting to Ted first, only to have John knock him out. During the chase, Ted gets himself damaged and just when Donny grabs him on the tower, Ted falls onto the field, torn completely in half. Donny is forced to flee when a police car shows up. As John and Lori gather his stuffing, Ted relays his wish that John be happy with Lori, as his life fades away.

Unable to accept Ted's death, John and Lori return to her apartment to try to repair him, but it proves useless. That night, Lori makes a wish on a falling star. The next morning, Ted is magically restored and the couple reconcile with Ted, who encourages John and Lori to resume their relationship. With that resolution, John and Lori get married (with Sam Jones as their priest) and Ted accepts having his own life.

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by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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pudgepocalypse
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Absofuckinglutely not.
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fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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Nope I don't think so.  I wouldn't let my 14yr old watch that movie.

fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Well depending on the movie and why it has the R rating I have allowed my young children to watch an R rated movie.  With that being said I wouldn't even allow my 14yr old to see this movie.

Quoting atlmom2:

Ok, it is rated R. Why would anyone let a kid watch this under say age 16????


kailu1835
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:48 PM
aI have seen snippits of it and I would not let any child under mid teens to watch it. It is full of adult themes that are quite obvious (like him humping the cash register), and that's not even touching the adult language. The guy who plays Ted is the voice of most of the characters in Family Guy, and I think that this movie is much the same. I don't let my kids anywhere near any of the similar shows, including American Dad and South Park. They aren't meant for a children audience, and I don't think children should watch them. If they make even me and my husband cringe (and we are by no stretch prudes), then kids definitely don't belong in the room when they're on.
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LADYxGHOST
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM
No. It isn't age appropriate. Rule of thumb, when in doubt, leave it out. Not watching a movie ain't gonna hurt them. Watching the wrong movie(s) can.
polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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Supervising a kid watching an inappropriate movie doesn't make it any better. It's still inappropriate.
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LittlePiggies5
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM
Just by seeing the previews.....NOPE
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LittlePiggies5
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Just by seeing the previews.....NOPE
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toybar02
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:14 AM
helllllllll nooooooo, i was at my husbands nieces house with all the kids and she put that movie on, my kids were in the room and i was pissed, i had my two youngest with me, my 3 year old and 1 year old, and she was like they dont understand it and they not even paying attention to the movie but that teddy bear said the f word a ridiculous amount of times, they showed him having sex with a female , it was inappropriate for me lol
sklw78
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM

No! I am quite shocked that this question even needs to be asked

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