The Happytime Murders And Other Films Not Made For Kids
You’d think a movie starring puppets would be high on your list of films to take your children to, but if you did, not only would people look at your funny, but hopefully the theatre staff would be turning you away at the door without you having bought a ticket. After all the film by Brian Henson (yes, the son of The Muppets creator Jim Henson) is raunchy, crude and just about everything you don’t want a children’s movie to be. It’s not the first time a movie that looks like it should be a children’s movie, isn’t a children’s movie though. Here are the best of them.
Sausage Party: This 2016 animated film by Seth Rogen appears to be a lovable film about food living their lives in harmony in a supermarket as they look forward to being taken home by humans. It very quickly turns into something more than that though, and something you definitely don’t want your children to see. The food, including a sausage and a bun, discover the truth about their existence, which isn’t at all what they thought it was. The film is full of sexual innuendo, swearing and even drug use.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut: If you don’t know about South Park by now, you have to have been living under a rock for the last 20 years. On one hand it’s a crudely animated series about four school children living in a small Colorado community. On the other it’s a social commentary that places these children in very over the top situations. The film, which came out in 1999, is exactly what the title says, in that it takes the TV series and goes even further with it. Expect everything from blood, gore, swearing, and even sex. What’s even more shocking though is that the series is still going on.
Fritz the Cat: You might be thinking, what’s more adorable that a cartoon cat? Well, this controversial cartoon from 1972 doesn’t deserve your adoration. This cartoon made for adults is based on the character created by Robert Crumb, and follows the story of a sex-obsessed cat making his way through 1960s subculture. The film was very controversial for its time, although compared to some of the other items on this list it’s much tamer than expected.
Team America: World Police: From the guys that brought you South Park, comes this violent, bloody and odd film featuring puppets. It focuses on a counter terrorism team that are trying to prevent the world from crumbling down around them.
Eight Crazy Nights: While holiday movies are always a hit for families, this one by Adam Sandler may not be appropriate for everyone. It’s full of crude, sexual humor, and since the lead character played by Adam Sandler is an alcoholic, there is a fair bit of drinking as well. It’s pretty tame in a lot of respects, and most of the jokes will probably go right over your kids heads, but they were never the intended audience. If you’ve ever watched an Adam Sandler film in the past, you will have a pretty good idea of what this one is like as well.
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