Wonderful musical, not for younger children, fine for teenagers and up
Considering this came out in 1986, a time where PG rated films really were closer to PG-13 or even a soft R rating, this one actually did get a deserved PG-13. I am not a big musical fan but this is an exception. Rick Moranis is just fine in the lead role and has a surprisingly good singing voice. Who would have thought the dad from Honey I Shrunk the Kids had that hidden talent? Steve Martin in a supporting performance is hilarious as a sadistic, violent dentist and the songs and interactions with the man eating plant are entertaining and witty ad well. That being said this is no "Sound of Music" to watch with little ones. There is some violence including a brief, non-graphic moment of domestic violence, there is some blood as Moranis feeds his plant, though it is not graphic, and it has a very dark albeit funny theme to it as a whole. Also the language is definitely a red flag. No f words but plenty of GD's, balls, the s and a words, damn and hell tough titty. just to name a few. So it is very entertaining and well done and the songs are wonderful. Frank Oz aka Yoda, Miss Piggy does a fine directing job and the cast is excellent, the sets are well done and the songs are not in other musical where they have the potential to annoy or wear out their welcome. They are catchy, memorable, well written and sung. For 13 and up this should be fine. Younger kids might be able to see it with heavy adult supervision but may not understand the humor or situations. For teens and up enjoy. Have some big laughs especially from Steve Martin's character and enjoy one of the few good musicals in my personal opinion that Hollywood has offered us.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness