It was the twelfth-highest-grossing film of 2012 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. In 1985, 8-year-old John Bennett is a lonely child living in Norwood, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, who wished for his new Christmas gift—a jumbo teddy bear named Ted—to come to life and become his friend.
The wish coincides with a shooting star and comes true; word spread and Ted was briefly a celebrity.
The next morning, John hangs his head while looking over Ted's dead body.
Fortunately, Ted is magically restored and reconciles with John and Lori, encouraging them to resume their relationship.
John and Lori are married (with Sam Jones as the presiding minister), and Ted comfortably accepts having a life of his own as he and Tami-Lynn continued their love affair.
Sam Jones attempts to restart his career and moves into a studio apartment with Brandon Routh.
As their anniversary approaches, Lori hopes to marry John but feels he could not move forward with Ted around.
John is hesitant about making Ted leave, but he is persuaded to act when they find Ted at home with four prostitutes.Unable to accept Ted's death, a distraught John and Lori attempt to repair Ted, which proves useless.Feeling guilty about the incident, Lori makes a wish on a shooting star.Rex gives up his pursuit of Lori, goes into a deep depression, and dies of Lou Gehrig's disease.Donny gets arrested by the Boston Police Department for kidnapping Ted, but charges are dropped because they couldn't charge him with kidnapping a stuffed toy.John finds Ted his own apartment and a job at a grocery store, where Ted begins dating his coworker Tami-Lynn.