Monday, 10 October 2011

Zookeeper Review


Release Date: 8th September 2011 - Australia

Production Companies
Columbia Pictures (presents)
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) (presents)
Broken Road Productions
Hey Eddie
Happy Madison Productions

Sony Pictures Australia

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 102 minutes

Budget: $80,000,000

Box Office Gross: $169,852,759

Plot Summary
The animals at the Franklin Park
Zoo love their kind-hearted
caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin
James). Finding himself more
comfortable with a lion than a
lady, Griffin decides the only
way to get a girl in his life is to
leave the zoo and find a more
glamorous job. The animals, in
a panic, decide to break their
time-honoured code of silence
and reveal their biggest secret:
they can talk! To keep Griffin
from leaving, they decide to
teach him the rules of courtship -
animal style.


Kevin James - Griffin Keyes
Rosario Dawson - Kate
Leslie Bibb - Stephanie
Donnie Wahlberg - Shane
Joe Rogan - Gale
Nat Faxon - Dave
Ken Jeong - Venom
Steffiana De La Cruz - Robin
Thomas Gottschalk - Jurgen Mavroc
Brandon Keener - Nimer

Animal Voices
Nick Nolte - Bernie the Lowland Gorilla 
Sylvester Stallone - Joe the Lion
Adam Sandler - Donald the Capuchin 
Judd Apatow - Barry the Asian Elephant
Cher - Janet the Lioness
Jon Favreau & Faizon Love - Jerome &
Bruce the Grizzly Bears
Maya Rudolph - Mollie the Giraffe
Bas Rutten - Sebastian the Wolf
Don Rickles - Jim the Bullfrog
Jim Breuer - Spike the Crow

Director - Frank Coraci
Story/Screenplay - Jay Scherick & David Ronn
Screenplay/Producer - Kevin James
Screenplay - Nick Bakay & Rick Reuben
Producers - Todd Garner, Jack Giarraputo
& Adam Sandler
Cinematography - Michael Barrett
Visual Effects Supervisor - Peter G. Travers
Film Editor - Scott Hill
Music - Rupert Gregson-Williams

While the opening of the movie was a bit boring, ZOOKEEPER did get better with the humour and the talking animals were quite simply perfect crafted comedy which we haven't seen since hearing these animals talk in the box office smash DR. DOLITTLE. The acting of Kevin James was impressive as he brought a physical comedic energy to the screen and to top it of this movie included the voice talents of Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte and Cher.

ZOOKEEPER was a positive uplifting comedy which provides fun and entertainment for all the family and all the animal lovers.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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