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The Muppet Movie

In Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie, a tale supposedly based-on-a-true-road-trip, you'll find out what drove Kermit out of the swamp and into the bright lights of Hollywood. And you'll be introduced to a whole menagerie of lovable Muppets along the way. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 21 Jun 1979
Video Release: 13 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is The Muppet Movie Rated G?

In typical Muppet style, this movie is full of slapstick antics and physical comedy, including animal attacks, gunshots, roughhousing, car chases, pies in faces, and self-defense karate chops.

A more serious sense of peril exists in a scene where a character is kidnapped and held hostage, and another is threatened with having his mind erased by an electrical-shock-producing machine operated by a man with a German accent who makes a couple of Jewish references. In another scene, a group of armed men and a hired assassin engage in target practice before confronting their intended victim. Romance is introduced into the script when Miss piggy falls in love-at -first-sight with the web-footed hero (amounting to lavish daydreams and a couple of kisses). Later, Kermit and Rolf the Dog bemoan the frustration of not being able to live with or without women. An experimental drug cause a creature to grow unusually large and an alcoholic beverage is served in a restaurant.

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