July 6

Zookeeper

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Poster for the movie "Zookeeper"

Zookeeper (2011)

PG 102 min - Comedy, Romance, Family - 6 July 2011

A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to love.

Director:  Frank Coraci
Stars:  Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, Jon Favreau, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Thomas Gottschalk, Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg, Leslie Bibb, Nat Faxon, Cher, Joe Rogan, Faizon Love, Maya Rudolph, Bas Rutten, Steffiana De La Cruz, Crystal the Monkey, Nicholas Turturro, Jackie Sandler, Dan Marshall

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Storyline

A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to love.


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Genres: Comedy, Romance, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  6 July 2011

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, Sony Pictures Releasing, Broken Road Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Zookeeper Productions, Hey Eddie

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

by Ginger

This adorable love story is about a man who wants to gain the attention of a certain woman in his life. The man is a zookeeper and loves his job. He is offered a job at a car dealership so that he can make enough money to attract the girl of his dreams. However, the animals love him and do not want to see him go. In an act of desperation they decide to break their code of silence and talk to him in order to help him get the girl so he will not have to leave. The animals give him a lot of dating advice, not much of which is relevant to the human species. He tries to take their advice, it does not go as planned. This family movie review found it to be a good laugh for children of all ages.

However, it does contain several songs that have questionable lyrics, such as Low by Flo Rida. They play the version with the lyrics that were not allowed to be played on many radio stations due to the subject matter of the song. This parental guide to the movies advises parents that got caught up in the very catchy beat of the song to listen to the words. That might be the last time you let your children in the lower of teenage years or below listen to it.

Aside from songs with lyrics that have questionable themes, it has drinking and is about an adult romance. The talking animals part makes it a cute kids movie, but the theme of the movie is really about an adult relationship. The soundtrack has music from the late 1970s and early 1980s, making it seem to be geared towards those in their mid forties or over. This family movie review considered it to be adorable as far as a talking animals and the antics that the guy gets into, but if they were really making a kid’s movie, they should have kept the drinking, sexual humor, and adult themes out of it. They also should have paid attention to their selection of music.

This parental guide to the movies has to consider this one for preteens or above, but only if they have been exposed to these elements before. It is not a kid’s movie, and other than the cuteness of the animals, it is not likely that small children would get the innuendos of the movie and it could possibly be boring to them. This was a movie that was made with children’s at the forefront, but they missed the mark. The moral of the story is never to take dating advice from a gorilla.


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