THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS REVIEW
The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph and Joel McHale, is a comedy film, and is set in a world where puppets and humans co-exist. Phil Phillips, a puppet and former cop was once a famous TV Star. When his former co-stars start being murdered one by one, he turns to his former partner (McCarthy) for help before he too gets killed.
At least that’s what the synopsis of the film said before I saw it. The truth is that ‘The Happytime Murders’ is the worst film I have ever seen. Any redeeming factors of this film are cancelled out by how awful every other moment of the movie is – and with a run-time of only 88 minutes, that leaves very little time for any good moments. Let’s just say – there were no happy times for me when I was watching this film.
Maya Rudolph, who along with McCarthy and to an extent Banks, deserves a lot better material than this, is this film’s one saving grace, starring a Phillip’s Secretary Bubbles, but her name takes away from any comic relief she provides to this disaster. There is one slightly funny visual gag involving silly string, but even that couldn’t get a laugh out of me by the time it rolled around.
I didn’t think it would be possible, but the acting was even worse than the plot. With the sole exception of Rudolph, everyone else was dreadful. Joel McHale (who was in this case, thankfully underutilized) and Elizabeth Banks may have been the worst of the bunch, but you can usually count of McCarthy to elevate terrible material. Not in this case – she just makes it worse.
Talking about the material the actors have been given, this might be one of the worst written scripts EVER. Every line of dialogue spoken is cringey or awkward or just plain wrong. There’s no other way to put it.
Basically, if you really don’t like someone, and I mean REALLY don’t like them, recommend this film to them. Even in that case I’d end up feeling bad for them.
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