The Happytime Murders
No Sesame. All Street.
Are you sure you’re not a Smurf?
Described as a ’’filthy comedy’, this is a murder mystery set in seedy Los Angeles where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case.
90 minutes, No persons under 18 (Language, Violence, Sex, Prejudice, Drug abuse)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Thriller.
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Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Brian Henson, Leslie David Baker, Jimmy O. Yang
|Screenplay||Todd Berger, Dee Austin Robertson|
|Editing||Brian Scott Olds|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Black Bear Pictures, Henson Alternative, Huayi Brothers Media, On The Day Productions, STX Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Frequent, very strong impact, glamorized and demeaning.|
|Nudity||Infrequent, low impact, brief and seductive.|
|Violence||Strong impact, minimal blood letting, fairly frequent.|
|Prejudice||Fairly frequent gender based prejudice directed and belittling women.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The material contains complex and mature themes presented in a comedic context, where humans and puppets are set in a realistic world. Themes include crime investigation, blackmail, extortion, death, being framed, escape from custody, deception, lies, loyalty, friendships, conflict and reconciliation, revenge, betrayal, seduction, psychopathic behaviour, seduction, partnerships, teamwork, vengeance, guilt, prejudice against puppets and women. The central theme in the film is that of revenge, crime investigation and innocent killing. Although themes are comedic, but they are not sufficient enough to reduce the overall very strong impact elements which includes very strong adult sexual content, very strong frequent language which is sustained through out the film. The incorporation of themes and elements is likely to be disturbing, inappropriate, distressing and will prematurely expose children under 18 to very strong adult experiences.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarFrank Scheck ||10|
|24.comGabi Zietsman ||0|
|ScreenIt (USA)T. Durgin ||8|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||8|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Jeffrey M. Anderson ||5|
|What the People say|
|The Movie DBCommunity||11|
|Average .. 37%||7|
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