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Is 'The Happytime Murders' the worst movie of the year?

"The Happytime Murders" comes out in wide release on Friday, Aug. 24, and the raunchy comedy is critically panned. Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson argues the film "may be the worst movie of the year." Ouch! But some may love the raunchiness of the puppet comedy, and Melissa McCarthy is a beloved comedic actress. Is it fair to call "The Happytime Murders" the worst movie of the year?

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Below is the synopsis of "The Happytime Murders, per IMDb

When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

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At the time of publication, "The Happytime Murders" held a 28 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yikes! Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson wrote:

Not a single bit lands in The Happytime Murders. McCarthy sometimes comes close, as does Rudolph—but what surrounds them is so aggressively, lamely crass that it would take a true Herculean effort to elevate anything in the film to laugh-worthy. And so, one must sit through The Happytime Murders in rigid silence, as puppets are killed and groped and seduced and exploited to the point that I started to feel bad for them, before remembering that none of it was real and nobody had to make this if they didn’t want to.
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But some love the raunchiness of the comedy. Showbiz411's Leah Sydney wrote:

“The Happytime Murders” is a movie unlike any other. Henson puppets yeah! But beware…. don’t take the kids. Two words; porno puppetry. Third word? R Rated. With that said, you’ll laugh out loud, sometimes cringingly so, throughout this funny, raunchy abrasive comedy with a sweet center, that being the unique puppet and human cop duo that only Melissa McCarthy can pull off.
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