The Muppets Movie Review – Movie Monday

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by

Last Monday, we had the pleasure of being the guests of Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media, Ben FM, and Allied Integrated Marketing, to get a first look at the newest MUPPETS movie. I have been waiting to see this since last June when we first learned it would be out this Thanksgiving. Sitting down, each week, to watch The MUPPETS Shows was a family tradition when I was growing up, so I was more than thrilled to get to see this new addition to the MUPPETS movie series and to introduce it to my children.



About The MUPPETS Movie


New Characters

  • Walter, self-proclaimed world’s biggest Muppet fan, and a muppet of sorts himself
  • Gary, (Jason Segel), Walter’s brother, human
  • Mary (Amy Adams), Gary’s girlfriend, also human
  • Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) greedy oilman, aka the bad guy


The Plot

When Gary and Mary decide to take a vacation to Los Angeles, Walter gets a wonderful surprise to learn he’s going along and will finally get a chance to visit the Muppet Theater.  Unfortunately, they all get a not-so-good surprise when they discover Tex Richman’s secret plan to tear down the Muppet Theater and drill for oil. The only way to keep that from happening is if they can find Kermit and his friends, get them back together, and raise $10 million before the deadline.


But where are the MUPPETS now?

  • Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets
  • Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris
  • Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management
  • Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate


Can they do it?

Now, you know I can’t tell you and ruin the movie. What I can tell you is that The MUPPETS is a great movie.  Just like the show you love, there is lots of singing and dancing that spoofs some of our favorite music from the past. If you grew up with the MUPPETS memories of watching the show will come back. You’ll look over and see your kids shaking in their seat with laughter, like mine, and you’ll laugh too. Along the way, they’ll learn some important lessons.

  • One person (or Muppet) can make a difference.
  • We all have a talent or something special to offer.
  • Working as a team helps make miracles happen.
  • Believe in yourself and great things can happen.
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” Just because 1 person or maybe even 10 say NO doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen.


My favorite MUPPETS Quotes & Lessons

“You don’t let the most important person in your life get away.” – Gary

“Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you just one person.” – Kermit

“You have to believe in yourself because sooner or later that’s who you have to be.” – Gary


Young and old, boy or girl, parent or grandparent, we can all learn from these lessons?


Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.


In full disclosure, this review was sponsored in part by Real Mom Media, 95.7 Ben FM, and Allied Integrated Marketing who provided Jersey Family Fun writers and their families with tickets to an advanced screening of The MUPPETS movie to facilitate our review. As always, our opinions are honest and our own based on our experience with the movie.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

One thought on “The Muppets Movie Review – Movie Monday

  1. Crystal Rodgers says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing this movie also during the screening. It was great to see everyone in the theater smiling and laughing. My son picked up on the message of the movie immediately and has had his Mahna Mahna on ever since!

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