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Running Time:
1 hour, 41 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for some rude and suggestive humor, and language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Only younger kids will enjoy this charmless, rather dopey comedy.

Additional Info:
Kevin James ... Griffin Keyes
Rosario Dawson ... Kate
Leslie Bibb ... Stephanie
Ken Jeong ... Venom
Donnie Wahlberg ... Shane
Joe Rogan ... Gale
Nat Faxon ... Dave

 Zookeeper Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) is the lead zookeeper at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo. He's still reeling after his break-up, five years ago, with Stephanie (Leslie Bibb), a gorgeous blonde who refused his  marriage proposal because he was a zookeeper. She had no problem dating him, but there was no way she could marry someone of such lowly station.

Now she has reappeared in his life because her friend's about to marry Griffin's brother, and this means she'll be hanging around the zoo for the next several days, so Griffin wants to win her back. He has overlooked the fact that her single objection to him five years ago hasn't changed.

But, because the animals love Griffin, they decide to help him. There's the lion and lioness (voiced by Sylvester Stallone and Cher); there's an irritating monkey (Adam Sandler), two quarrelsome bears (Jon Favreau and Faizon Love) and a neurotic elephant (Judd Apatow),  the giraffe (Maya Rudolph) and a gorilla (Nick Nolte).

Frustrated with what an idiot this guy is, the animals break their vow of silence and just speak to him directly, giving him mating-ritual advice based on their own knowledge. So now that Griffin has more confidence and is standing up to his rival (Joe Rogan) and Stephanie starts to like him better. He seals the deal by making her jealous, with  his lovely co-worker, Kate (Rosario Dawson). Next thing you know Griffin has quit the zoo to work at his brother's luxury auto dealership, until he realizes he misses the zoo, the animals, and Kate, with whom he's actually in love.

Director Frank Coraci ("Waterboy") has made a film that's essentially inappropriate for children in terms of content, qnd it's far too simple-minded and derivative for adults. But who's left? You guessed it....hardly anybody.

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