Movies 31.8.2018 11:00 am

The Happytime Murders review

The film focuses on the fractured relationship between a Los Angeles Police Department detective and her disgraced former puppet partner.

The Happytime Murders is many things: a murder mystery, a crime drama, a buddy cop story, a tale of diversity and inclusion, and a fallen hero’s redemption.

The Happytime Murders review
The Happytime Murders review

The Happytime Murders review

The film focuses on the fractured relationship between a Los Angeles Police Department detective and her disgraced former puppet partner.

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