Eva is a girl that is feeling left out and ignored when her new baby brother arrives. Nothing is going well for her, until she finds a new friend. Her new friend is Dodger, a monkey. Dodger and Eva become close friends and entertain crowds at the Boardwalk. That is, until Eva finds out that Dodger has a hidden talent - he's a trained thief.Written by
Joanna Berry, Film Critic from the Radio Times described Harvey Keitel starring in this movie as follows: "Quite what the hard-as-nails star of Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Bad Lieutenant (1992) is doing in this comedy adventure is anyone's guess, but his tongue-in-cheek performance will delight adults, almost as much as the monkey business will enchant young children." After Keitel had starred in those violent, expletive-heavy films, he wanted to do this movie for his young daughter. See more »
Late in the film, Eva's little brother runs out of a bedroom to get their mother. He is barefoot, but he runs back in wearing shoes. See more »
Well-well, so-so nice-ice to-to se-see you-ou ah-all hear-ear to-to-day-day. Thank-ank you-ou all-all for-for come-um-ming-ing.
[to an attractive young lady in a nice sundress]
Hi-hi, dear-dear! Nice-nice out-out-fit-fit.
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The film is dedicated "For Eva", after Eva Amurri, director Franco Amurri's daughter. See more »
I saw this at the dollar theater several years ago on a rainy day with my friend Andrea, who was pregnant and we wanted to see a good family movie. I'm not a big supporter of seeing monkeys as the star of films, but this was a good one. All the little girl (Thora Birch, who several years later became famous for playing the daughter in American Beauty) wanted was a pet, and the writers crafted a cute, touching story. Good performances all around.
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