Parents' Guide to

The Muppets Take Manhattan

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

'80s Muppet musical has some mild innuendo, smoking.

Movie G 1984 95 minutes
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Based on 12 parent reviews

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The Muppets Take Manhattan Movie Review By Logan Strohl

One of my all time favorite Muppets movies of all. Funny and amazing too. With the amazing talents of Jim Henson , Frank Oz and guest stars as well. Perfect for whole family and Muppet fans as well.

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Educational value
Great messages
age 6+
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This is sort of a redo of the original The Muppet Movie, showing how the bunch all broke into show business, though with a different and fresh orientation and energy that never lets down. It's done in the zesty spirits of the old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland "let's put on a show" musicals that poured out of MGM.

Humor here is expertly pitched to all age groups. Adults will notice the prominence of a Muppet rat named Rizzo, a nod to Dustin Hoffman's role in a more sordid portrayal of Manhattan life, Midnight Cowboy. For kids, the reference slides safely past. The movie uses its setting in clever and consistently amusing ways. When the hopeful Muppet troupe arrives, they set up residence in bus station storage lockers. Also, during their disillusionment with NYC, they discover the restaurants are full of rats -- Muppet rats who cook and serve the food.

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