It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie PG CC

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Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet gang in a heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world every Christmas season!

Starring:
David Arquette, Joan Cusack
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Musical, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Kirk R. Thatcher
Starring David Arquette, Joan Cusack
Supporting actors Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Carson Daly, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rogan, Molly Shannon, Robert Smigel, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Neil Flynn, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Bill Lawrence
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

My gosh, have we really sunk this far when we can't even let our kids watch the Muppets?
Eva
A Muppet Family Christmas and a Muppet Christmas Carol are must sees, but please, don't let your kids watch this one.
Mrs. Smith
I just have to say, though, that in one review, someone said that Miss Piggy was a phone call girl.
Kristina

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By The 747 Gambit on March 10, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I did my footwork before purchasing this disc, so I wasn't expecting a classic - I was merely expecting the Muppets to show up.

And show up they did. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a decidedly mixed bag which will entertain longtime Muppet fans and impressionable rugrats, but anyone else is going to be mildly amused at best and flat-out bored at worst.

Listed as a 2002 production, the film showcases what's left of the faded energy of the old school Muppets ensemble: Steve Whitmire (as a sharp Kermit), and to a lesser extent, Dave Goelz (as Gonzo in more of a supporting role). The "newcomers" provide life to the cast, but also reveal the that these are not the Muppets of our youth - while Eric Jacobsen does a fantastic job filling in for Frank Oz's roles (Piggy, Fozzy, Sam, Animal, even a cameo by Yoda) and Bill Barreta's Pepe is as sly and funny as ever, other classic characters such as Scooter, Janice, and Rowlf are noticeably different, or even silent altogether. While the differences in the older Muppets are a result of the puppets suffering the death or retirement of their main puppeteers, some of the newer characters are as cringe-inducing as ever. Johnny Fiama, I'm lookin' at you.

The spotty lameness extends to the human roles, though not in places you might expect. David Arquette is surprisingly not completely irritating in his role, and Joanne Cusak is appropriately nasty as the villain. But Whoopi Goldberg makes an uniteresting God (who does make an interesting God?) and Matthew Lillard's turn as a French director, is, well, um, he tried. Yes, he tried.

The film itself (or, the TV Movie itself) is not bad, providing decent pacing, excellent production values, breezy, smart writing, and even some treats for Muppet fans.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mathew Smith on May 15, 2005
Format: DVD
Unlike some other reviewers, I thought what sexual content there was would simply sail over the heads of the those they think it is unapropriate for. I give it one star because It's lame. The jokes aren't funny and even the few moments of manic muppet action go on for too long for anyone to care.

Not that anything muppet related has been incredibly subtle in it's morals, but the ending of this movie is just dumb. Really, amazingly dumb.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 11, 2003
Format: DVD
The mortgage is coming due on the Muppet Theater. If Kermit and company can pull off a spectacular Christmas show, they�ll be able to buy it. Otherwise, it�ll fall to the evil Miss Bitterman who inherited the bank from her recently deceased father. She wants them to fail so she can demolish the theater for a trendy nightclub. When things go wrong on Christmas Eve, it looks like the gang will be separated for good.
Fortunately, their plight has caught the attention of an angel in Heaven. When God sends �DannyL� down to help, Kermit wishes he�d never been born. The results surprise him. But how can his revelation that he does matter help them out of their situation?
If you think the plot of this movie sounds like another Christmas movie, you�d be correct. Still, the gang manages to keep us entertained through the entire story with a fantastic show at the theater and with Fozzie�s hilarious attempts to get the money to the bank on time to name a couple fun moments. Some of the jokes will go over kid�s heads, but will make adults laugh out loud. There seems to be a bit too much sexual humor, usually involving Joan Cusack�s Miss Bitterman character. Most of it will go over kid�s heads, but why it needed to be there in a kid�s movie is beyond me. Speaking of whom, Ms. Cusack is over the top, but in a fun, campy performance that does fit the movie. David Arquette is a tad bumbling as DannyL, but Whoopi is enjoyable as God. And there are more cameos then you can shake a stick at.
I guess my biggest complaint with the movie is that it�s not as funny as I was expecting. They take parts of the story quite seriously without the trademark gags and puns we expect from the Muppets. Still, it�s a fun Christmas movie that will be enjoyed for years to come.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steph on December 15, 2003
Format: DVD
I'm not really going to go too much into the plot; I will just say it is a modern muppet version of "It's a Wonderful Life" with some other movies thrown in the mix :) This movie has a lot of big names and guest appearances such as Whoppi Goldberg, Joan Cusack, and David Arquette just to name a few, plus all of the muppets! The DVD version also has muppet bios, bloopers, and deleted scenes - although not as entertaining as I had hoped, but still nice little extras. If you love the muppets, I would highly recommend adding this movie to your collection.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kristina on June 9, 2007
Format: DVD
I would give it 0 stars if possible. The acting was horrible--either the actors didn't act that well or overacted. It was choppy and very unfunny in most parts. And I think the story was just too dark for a muppets movie, especially as it was targeted for kids. I just have to say, though, that in one review, someone said that Miss Piggy was a phone call girl. Well, she wasn't. There was one scene that set you up to think that she was, but when she did answer the phone, she was pretending to be a psychic and wore a big wig to get more into her role. I still strongly dislike this movie, but I just wanted the facts straight.
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