Muppets Most Wanted

Theatrical Release: March 21, 2014
DVD Release: August 12, 2014
Muppets Most Wanted
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014

Dove Review

This is a funny and delightful Muppet movie! The adults were laughing out loud along with the kids at the screening I attended. For example, in one scene a group that is against the touring Muppets puts up a sign that says, “Muppets Die” and one of the Muppet characters says, “It looks like they’ve put up the reviews already!” In another scene a Muppet character has the train starting out in reverse, and says, “This way looks good too!” and they keep on going.

Dominic (Ricky Gervais) acts as agent of the tour but he is really in cahoots with Constantine, a Kermit lookalike that kidnaps Kermit and places him in a Siberian prison while he takes Kermit’s place with the other Muppets. Kermit protests when he is arrested, stating, “I’m an amphibian American!” Dominic and Constantine plan to steal the Crown Jewels. Soon Miss Piggy and Constantine as Kermit are engaged, at her insistence, as she doesn’t know the real Kermit is kidnapped. Will Kermit be able to escape and stop the wedding? Will Dominic and Constantine get theirs in the end? You will laugh all the way to finding out! We are happy to give this energetic and funny movie five Doves, our best rating. We award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. You will love this marvelous Muppet movie! It is highly imaginative. This movie is destined to become a classic Muppet movie!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by two Muppet characters.
Language: H (as a place in a song)-1; What the-? (Not finished)-1; Fool-1
Violence: Slapstick violence as a character uses martial arts on other characters; soldiers are kicked and knocked out; prison explodes after prisoners break out; a phone booth is detonated; an exploding cupcake; a character slaps another one twice; in a scene designed to be funny a man is hit by a door; the character of Animal bites Constantine; objects hit a character while he is on the plane and a bird flies into his face; busts in a museum are smashed; a character is Tasered; a skull is seen; a character is shot at accidentally but is fine.
Drugs: A detective drinks wine.
Nudity: Young women in swimwear and in shorts; men's bare stomachs seen while they perform.
Other: In a scene about making artistic films a silent film has a subtitle that reads, "Existential conundrum of religious experience"; a journalist takes a bribe.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Walt Disney
Writer: James Bobin & Nicholas Stoller
Director: James Bobin
Producer: David Hoberman
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Tina Fey,
Ricky Gervais,
Ty Burrell