The Muppets [videorecording]

     Review by:  Lisa

Title:  The Muppets [videorecording]

Starring:  Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Walter

Collection:  Movies

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and other Muppets join with friends to save their theater from Tex Richman who is scheming to acquire the property, tear down the theater, and drill for oil.  Muppet domination continues with a hilarious new movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel, Academy Award(R) nominee Amy Adams (Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role, Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter) and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, Adaptation) join everyone’s favorite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theater.

Anyone who was a child in the 80’s when the Muppet Show was on television will celebrate the return of some of the most beloved characters for children ever created.  Imagined and created by the late great Jim Henson, the Muppets are extraordinary examples of entertainment for children that can be just as enjoyable for adults.  Funny is funny, no matter what the age of the audience.  And, Kermit as usual, brings the perspective and heart:  “Listen everybody, we’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. And you know why? Well because, thanks to Walter here we tried. And if we failed, we failed together and to me that’s not failing at all. And I don’t care what anybody says, I don’t care if no one believes in us because… I believe. I believe in you. And you. And you. You know what’s important isn’t this building or name, it’s each other. So I say fine, let’s just start from the bottom and work our way back up to the top. Let’s all walk out through these doors with our heads held up high, as a family because that’s what we are.”  Hopefully, this movie marks the beginning of many new performances for the Muppet family, whether in movies, television, or online.  Pick up a copy of the Muppets today at Allegany County Library System!

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