The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie ★★★★★

The joy of watching a team of supremely imaginative artists do their very best work while telling a good story in high spirits to the beat of a splendid soundtrack. It is at once an absurdist comedy and a whole-hearted testimony from Henson & Oz about their journey to the world stage. On a deeper level, it bears witness to what can happen when you realize that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, when you humbly and hopefully follow a dream (or, better, a summons), when you make that climb with a welcoming and inclusive spirit, and when you respond to obstacles and challenges as opportunities for enlightenment. It has been in my personal Top 10 since I was a kid, and it will stay there. "Sun rises, night falls / Sometimes the sky calls / Is that a song there? And do I belong there? / I've never been there, but I know the way ..."

9 Words or Less: Masterpiece of imagination, spirit. Major event in my lifetime.

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