The Muppets is an excellent family film. The plot is simple. An evil land developer played by Chris Cooper wants to tear down the Muppet theater to drill for oil. It is up to the Muppets to raise money and put on a telethon talent show to save their beloved theater. The problem is that all the Muppets have gone their separate ways. Jason Segal and Amy Adams star as Gary and Mary. They play boyfriend and girlfriend. They have great chemistry on the big screen. I really believe these two people are in love. Gary's brother is a new Muppet named Walter. He has a talent for whistling that he shows in one of the most uplifting scenes of the film. There is a lot of humor in this movie. It comes from the other Muppet favorites like Fozzie Bear and Animal, but all of the Muppets shine in this movie about team work. Every Muppet movie has celebrity cameos. This movie has cameos from Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black and Selena Gomez. One of the fun aspects about the movie is trying to see how many celebrities I could recognize.
The music is the strongest aspect of the movie. The film contains the songs " Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard" and "We Built This City". I love these songs from my childhood. This film also includes the new tune "Life's A Happy Song". The movie also contains the classic Muppet show theme and my favorite tune "The Rainbow Connection". This song was featured in the original Muppet movie in 1979. The hopeful spirit of this song will always move me. The Muppets is one of the best family films of the year.
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