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Zookeeper (2011)

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

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8 July 2011 (USA)  »

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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 (the title character) wanted to be in Zookeeper because he had a crush on all his female co-stars. See more »

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[pulls out an engagement ring]
Stephanie: Will you...
Griffin Keyes: Yeah, not gonna happen.
Stephanie: What?
Griffin Keyes: Come on, you had to see this coming. When we first started dating, you assumed I was gonna turn into the type of guy that you always dreamed about. But you know what? I don't like ...
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You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Written by Peter Radcliff, Tony Sepe and Barry White
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The animals in the zoo
30 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kevin James retreads his formula as the lovable fat guy left heartbroken when his marriage proposal to a hot blonde (Leslie Bibb) goes wrong as she dumps him.

James is a zookeeper who loves his job cares a lot for the animals, has a sweet relationship with fellow worker Rosario Dawson but is looking for a career change by workings for his brother's executive car dealership.

As Bibb comes back into his life, working in the car dealership and earning big bucks is an attractive option as he hopes this will win her back.

So far so good but then the film throws a curve ball as the zoo animals start to speak as they do not want him to leave. So you have Nick Nolte, Sly Stallone, Adam Sandler, Cher as some of the voices and supposedly to provide some of the laughs.

However James realises that he seems closer to Dawson than Bibb who has another ex boyfriend in tow and is also sad to leave the zoo.

The film has a bright start as James gets jilted while he has made a big effort getting engaged but once again he attracts all the hot ladies and then you have the animals, many of them from Africa who start to speak in English and despite the famous voices, they are not really funny, some of its rather irritating.

The film itself is not very funny, goes a predictable path regarding its romance and comedy. There are a couple of minor bad guys, one of them who abuses the gorilla voiced by Nick Nolte and there is very little there apart from the animals talking that makes it stand out as a comedy.


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