MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,045 this week

Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  25 August 1993 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 236 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.

Director:

Writers:

, (additional dialogue)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 542 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 131 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
DVD
a list of 819 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
eat
a list of 237 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)

Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inside Monkey Zetterland.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman
Stars: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand
Wildflower (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director: Diane Keaton
Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara
Infinity (1996)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Director: Matthew Broderick
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Force
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

Director: Roland Joffé
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker
The Badge (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »

Director: Robby Henson
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, William Devane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn
Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin (the first American woman elected to Congress; also a suffragist, peace activist and reformer) that takes us from her ... See full summary »

Director: Kamala Lopez
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Karen Black, Traber Burns
Vijay and I (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Wilhelm Wilder (Will) is a talented actor stuck on a New York City children's TV show where he portrays Bad Luck Bunny, a hapless green rabbit. Feeling a failure, he bears his fate with ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Garbarski
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Patricia Arquette, Danny Pudi
The Edge (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Nicholas Kazan, Luis Mandoki, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Brad Davis, Christine Elise
Daddy (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, John Karlen, Tess Harper
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Jewish family and a homosexual doctor suffer persecution in Fascist Italy. Based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Rupert Everett, Valeria Golino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Chuck Grieve ...
Edit

Storyline

A bit of the offbeat tedium that is the life of Monkey Zetterland, an unemployed actor/writer obsessed by the old Red Car commuter trains. We explore Monkey's life through his interactions with family, friends, and neighbors. Written by John Allison <johna@cs.colorado.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Life. It's A Trip.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn  »

Box Office

Gross:

$121,475 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Monkey: As a child I always felt responsible for my mom. Dad would be gone. She'd be alone for months, sometimes years, and eventually dad would come home. And I'd be okay. And everything would be all right. 'Cause mom would be saved.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Movies like this give independent film a bad name
24 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

So this 1992 independent comedy was released on DVD a week or two ago and I thought I would check it out. Sad days for me, it blew. This is why independent film gets a bad rap, any dude with a lame idea can make a film with bad acting, worse writing and a silly plot. Not only did Steve Antin star in the film (his was the acting that was especially bad) he wrote the story, but he and the director must have had some connections, because they got loads of 2nd tier actors such as Patricia Arquette, Ricki Lake, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola, Tate Donovan, Rupert Everett (who did a good job) and other recognizable people to act in it. Did I say that the dialogue was especially bad? So Monkey wants to be a screenwriter, but his family is dysfunctional, and his sister has left her girlfriend, his mom is having a breakdown and they have rented a room to a dude and his angry, bulimic wife. This tries to be quirky, but compared to an off the wall excursion like "Little Miss Sunshine", it just ends up being annoying, up to and including the self-discovery at the end.

This movie is like french fries and hamburger with squid ink ketchup. It looks pretty cool, black ketchup on the fries and on the hamburger, but tastes nasty. Trying to hard to be cool and edgy attention to taste was completely ignored, and when you bite into it, the squid ink flavor overpowers decent flavor of the fries or the burger. 2/10 http://blog.myspace.com/locoformovies


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was this edited? moviefiend69
Discuss Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page