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5. The Muppets (2011), dir. James Bobin

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I saw this with ms_siobhan at the Cottage Road cinema on a brilliantly sunny Sunday afternoon (see picture), and it was fab. Obviously I normally like to review the films I've seen in exhaustive detail, but that would rather spoil this one I think. It was just ace fun - really owning the naff songs and the campy nostalgia and rolling with it, and absolutely packed with self-referential humour and word-play. A lot of the celebrity cameos were lost on me, but I appreciated the ones I did recognise - especially Emily Blunt and Sarah Silverman. And as far as I could tell the children in the cinema enjoyed it as much as me and ms_siobhan, although we were definitely laughing at quite different bits. Highly recommended - but I'm sure you know that already.

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ms_siobhan
Feb. 21st, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
'It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights....'

It was a perfect sunday afternoon fluffy funny nonsense film :-)
kissmeforlonger
Feb. 21st, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
I felt it was a bit more Disney than Muppety - a little bit too polished and self-conscious. But it had some wonderful moments - Am I a man or a muppet is a classic (with Jim Parsons :-), and the Nirvana take was just fab.
swisstone
Feb. 23rd, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)
Obviously I normally like to review the films I've seen in exhaustive detail, but that would rather spoil this one I think

I agree. I'm resolutely telling people that I loved it, but I don't want to discuss the bits I most loved with people who haven't seen it, because then it won't be as much fun for them.
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