First, do not, I repeat, do not take your kids to see The Happytime Murders. Even if they have already sat through some raunchy stuff before, this story is not meant for anyone under 18. Second, who on Earth came up with this story? I thought Sausage Party was really the bottom of the barrell, then this movie came. Third, I already disliked Melissa McCarthy and all her movies, but why did Elizabeth Banks sink this low. I’ve always liked her as an actress, but I’m really confused on why she would be part of such a project.
If you’ve seen the trailers for this movie, you know it’s filled of swearing, sex, and murder. You’ll be surprised though that the story actually works! Under neath all the fluff blown around by a shotgun, the cops do an amazing job uncovering a string of murders by someone who is looking to cash in on a retro TV show deal. It seems crazy when you type those words out, yet it’s the truth. There’s a lot of things wrong with the story and the acting, but the theater was pretty full on Saturday night, so someone somewhere had to be doing something right.
I think the highlight for me, was watching the movie and waiting for McCarthy’s husband (Ben Falcone) to make an appearance. If you haven’t realised by now he appears at least once in all of her films. I laughed at this cameo because it was one of the funniest scenes.
Other than everything I already mentioned, I wasn’t impressed with anything in the movie. I love raunchy things (Ted is one of my favourite movies ever) so this seemed right up my alley. Sadly I couldn’t get past the crazy puppets and their interactions with the humans. Even if I told you to stay far away from this film, the majority of you will still go see it because it is truly one of a kind. Have fun if you do. 1/10