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Movie Review: ‘The Happy Time Murders’

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    Joel McHale in a scene from “The Happytime Murders.”


>> Rated: R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material.

>> What it’s about: This ain’t Sesame Street … the Henson company’s creations are featured in a hard-R neo-noir murder mystery.

>> The kid attractor factor: Teens will be drawn to the crude humor and violence with puppets, and kids might be into the characters, but this is a film decidedly not for young ones.

>> Good Lessons/Bad Lessons: If you can put aside your differences you can work together; never trust a femme fatale.

>> Violence: Several shootings, though it’s mostly directed toward puppets, so no blood or gore, just fluff. Some beatings and other fight scenes.

>> Language: Lots of swearing

>> Sexuality: One incredibly energetic and graphic puppet sex scene

>> Drugs: On-screen drug use — though all the drugs are sugar

>> Parents advisory: Don’t be deceived by your fuzzy friends — this is NOT a movie for children. The material is way too sexually hardcore and violent for kids. Teens only.

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