The Muppets [2011]

Not knowing what to expect exactly (of course I knew the characters but I’d never actually seen a Muppet movie or show), I was pleasantly surprised by this whimsical comedy. Everything here is a source of happiness: the adorable performances from the hugely likeable Jason Segel  and the ever bubbly Amy Adams, the myriad of celebrity cameos and supporting players, the catchy songs (except for the dreadful, and Oscar-winning, “Man or Muppet”), the visual gags, the self-aware and often cynical (but still innocent and clean-cut) humor. This is the perfect way for someone to become a fan of these lovable felt puppets.