The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders

DVD - 2018
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In this for-adults comedy, a puppet private investigator and a human police detective must work together to solve the murders of the puppets from the classic television show, The Happytime Gang.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD H
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (Blu-ray) (ca. 92 min.) + 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital
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video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Happy time murders

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jimg2000
Jun 02, 2019

REALLY enjoyed this puppet/human fusion comedy, a raunchy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988" for mature audience. Very funny actors: the human (Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Banks) and hardboiled voice (Bill Barretta). Perhaps the NC-17 script is a novelty, some of the visual gags and well staged one-liners crack me up. A happy-time soundtrack including pop songs like "Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen" and "I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow)"... A film to be watched again.

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jboatright
May 18, 2019

This is not for everyone and not for any child. I love Melissa McCarthy and pretty much anything she is in. Hence, I enjoyed this movie. I also appreciated the puppetry.

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KennethSmith
May 05, 2019

A comedy about the co-existence of puppets and humans: that was already handled brilliantly and hilariously on the TV show "Greg the Bunny", with Eugene Levy, Seth Green, and Sarah Silverman.
This unsubtle and obscene mystery pales in comparison. The producers should have hired the writers from that clever TV programme.
Michael McDonald, of "Mad TV", appears here as a guest star. He also had a role in Melissa McCarthy's movie "Spy", and in "Greg the Bunny" as well. There he played the ridiculous singing mailman who gives out letters the same way Donald Trump gives out paper towel to Puerto Ricans.
Obscene puppets have been done before, in New Zealand in 1989: "Meet the Feebles". It was an early effort by Sir Peter Jackson.

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Shellie1_us
Apr 21, 2019

I think they were trying to cash in on Avenue Q the infamous Muppets gone bad play. I like Melissa but her roles now days seem to be all very foul mouthed.
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Ba_kuPlanet
Apr 17, 2019

Rated R. Welcome to Puppetworld (as opposed to "Westworld" or "Humans".) I'm guessing this didn't do as well in theatre because it would be like watching adult sensitive material in Westworld in theatre ... but it's Puppetworld. Humor that only puppets can pull off ... no Muppets were scandalized in the making of this movie so your fond childhood Muppets memories are safe.

For the negative reviews for this movie, I'm guessing they are big Muppets fans and were expecting something similar without realizing this is an R-Rated movie. The only link to the Muppets is that the son, Brian Henson, of Muppets director, Jim Henson, directed this movie. Otherwise, this is NOT a Muppets movie. It's Puppetworld.

Comical adult entertainment.

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Lori2486E
Apr 16, 2019

What dumb movie!! Don't even waste your time. Had trouble making it to 20 minutes into it and then finally gave up on it,

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PearlyKayAm1
Apr 08, 2019

Did not laugh, chuckle, or even smile once during this movie because it was not funny at all. Interesting concept, very poorly executed and a complete waste of time.

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EvaLynne_59
Apr 04, 2019

Somewhat a disappointment. Could have done without so much sex and foul language. I did not find it entertaining or funny :/

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slaroche
Apr 01, 2019

Awful! Found it offensive.

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SyrusM
Mar 24, 2019

Nothing really special or funny but a boring adult muppet show

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Ba_kuPlanet
Apr 17, 2019

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Mar 11, 2019

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Feb 02, 2019

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cnie2001
Jan 29, 2019

cnie2001 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Dec 19, 2018

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sberkun
Feb 05, 2019

Washed up ex-cop turned private detective Muppet is called on to team up with his former cop partner to solve multiple puppet murders. Not for kids, rough language and sexual references.

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jimg2000
Jun 02, 2019

Many quotes in IMDb already. Thanks! However, seems to me that 90% of the dialogue are quotable. Here's one on LA at the start of the comedy:

The city of angels. A dirty sun-drenched beauty contest at the edge of the Pacific. It's a melting pot of people who live together in harmony no matter what color or creed. Why do those people get along so great? Because there's one thing they have in common that lets them put aside their differences and celebrate together.

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