No Sesame. All Street.
Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.
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|
|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.|
|R: Restricted||Rated R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Frank Scheck Muppets' hilarious 'Happytime' on murder trail.
Gabi Zietsman The Happytime Murders was always going to struggle to find its audience, with little relevance to the Muppets franchise and a hope for some R-rated box-office gold that’s become popular with the success of Deadpool.
T. Durgin Oh yeah. That was yet another two hours of my life I’ll never get back.
Tomatometer The Happytime Murders wastes its intriguingly transgressive premise on a witless comedy that blindly pushes buttons instead of attempting to tell an entertaining story.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Vulgar humor outweighs positives in raunchy puppet movie.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 37%