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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: 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, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
The purity of the nostalgia turns this franchise film into a love letter to childhood.Bruce Diones, New Yorker, 12.04.2011
It may not entirely work as a movie, but The Muppets shines as a piece of touching pop nostalgia.Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine, 01.03.2012
The Muppets is a triumph of simplicity, innocence and goofy jokes. It's a triumph of felt.Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, 11.23.2011
You can rest easy - if you have previously loved the Muppets, you will likely currently love The Muppets.Laremy Legel, Film.com, 11.24.2011