An evil businessman (Chris Cooper) wants to level the old Muppets Studios, but human fan Jason Segal, his puppet brother and girlfriend Amy Adams decide to put on a show and save the day. Of course, they have to round up all the classic characters (Kermit, Miss Piggy, etc). This revival of the franchise is not ironic: It gets its essence from wise-crack comedy, heartfelt emotions, numerous cameos and clever self references (including 80s nostalgia for the grown-up audience). While it’s a delight to watch the old gang go at it, Segal comes off as too earnest and lacks leading man charm. Still, the energetic pacing, witty songs and beloved characters combine to create a fun time for all.
Gay Angle: Neal Patrick Harris has a cameo, then there’s the love affair between a frog and a pig.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.