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Zookeeper (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  8 July 2011 (USA)
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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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Welcome to his jungle. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,065,617 (USA) (8 July 2011)

Gross:

$80,360,866 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "The Combo". See more »

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As Griffin cycles through a park he passes a man in a blue blazer sat on a bench. A little farther on a shot over his back sees him approaching another bench on which a man and woman are sat but a face on shot of him having passed the bench shows it's now occupied by the man in the blue blazer See more »

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Kate: I'm taking a job in Nairobi.
Venom: What?
Kate: I was gonna pass, 'cause I started having feelings for someone here, but... he's with somebody else. So... you know?
Venom: I do.
[leans over to kiss her. Kate pulls away]
Kate: What are you doing?
Venom: Oh, what are YOU doing? Don't you play possum.
Kate: What?
Venom: You know, you started having feelings? Come on, "someone here."
Kate: [snorts] I was talking about Griffin.
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Referenced in Conan: Dragonpuncher 3: The Punchening (2011) See more »

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Kiss You All Over
Written by Michael Chapman (as Michael Donald Chapman) and Nicolas Chinn (as Nicholas Barry Chinn)
Performed by Exile
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not worth it
24 November 2012 | by (Saratoga Springs,NY) – See all my reviews

Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) is the perfect employee. In addition to being the favorite of all the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo, he's professional, courteous and well-liked by his co-workers. His dedication was only compounded when, five years earlier, he was dumped by his fiancée mid-proposal. But when his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) comes back into his life at his brother's engagement party, his career soon feels like an albatross around his neck.

Fearing the loss of their favorite zookeeper, the animals (voiced by Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, Cher and others) intervene. They reveal the fact that they can speak and always could and then proceed to offer Griffin whatever help they can in winning back his former girlfriend. The attempts and advice vary in detail but what it all amounts to is a slapstick tsunami. It can enhance a storyline when used correctly but the use of it in this film is meant to replace one. It makes for a lot of laughs, but not a lot of originality. Basically, if you've seen the commercial, you've seen the movie. The kids will enjoy it, you might too, but you'd like it just as much if you waited to rent the DVD.


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