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"They're closer than you think."

The Muppets are back in a new story with Jason Segel playing the protagonist, Gary, along with his girlfriend, Mary, played by Amy Adams, and his brother, Walter, a puppet who dreams of being a real Muppet. Gary and Mary plan a trip to Hollywood and bring along Walter, who wants to see Muppet Studios. While on the studio tour, Walter overhears nefarious plans by Tex Richman, the oil baron played by Chris Cooper, who plans to buy the studios and tear them down for the oil beneath the land. Walter enlists Mary and Gary to track down Kermit and get his help in fighting against Richman.

Once Gary, Mary, and Walter get the help of Kermit, the rest of the movie requires the Muppets to unite, despite going their separate ways years before, to combat the evil oil businessman and his own Muppet companions. This part of the movie takes place all over the world, explaining where each Muppet has been (Gonzo owns a plumbing company!), and getting everything fixed up for a show at the old studio theater to raise the money necessary to pay off the debt on the studios and stop Tex.

While the story is a basic good against evil, the character development helps to make it unique. Each character throughout the film has to face his or her shortcomings and demons (belonging, love, commitment, etc.) and grow individually, while working together to change and come out on top. It's about accepting oneself and trusting in friends and family to succeed.

The Muppets is a story with humor, singing, and puppets as main characters, with the little guy having to stand up to the big businessman. Look for a lot of celebrity cameos throughout and multiple locations from Hollywood to Paris. This is one the young, old, and everyone in between can enjoy together.

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| 2011 | 1 hr 42 min | 7.1/10
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