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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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Don't talk to the animals... unless they talk to you first! 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  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$80,360,866 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Kevin James wanted to be in Zookeeper because he had a crush on all his female co-stars. 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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(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch (as Rick Finch)
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV 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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