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Monkey Up (2016)

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With their parents preoccupied with their new careers, a young girl and her brother befriend a talking monkey who is struggling to be taken seriously as an actor.

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Robert Vince
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larke Miller ... Heroine
Michael Teigen ... Henchman
Skylar Astin ... Monty (voice)
David Milchard ... Desmond
Chris Coppola ... Stan
Kayden Magnuson ... Sophie
Erin Allin O'Reilly ... Clare (as Erin Allin)
Caleb Burgess ... Ethan
Yasmeene Ball ... Taylor (as Yasmeene Lily-elle Ball)
Jonathan Mangum ... Jim
Sasha Belousovski Sasha Belousovski ... Rebecca
Tatiana Gudegast Tatiana Gudegast ... Ashley
Jessi Cruickshank Jessi Cruickshank ... Erin
Jonathan Mason ... Romeo / Hamlet
Thomas Cadrot ... Othello
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With their parents preoccupied with their new careers, a young girl and her brother befriend a talking monkey who is struggling to be taken seriously as an actor.

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The Fast and the Furriest

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Маймунски приключения See more »

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Air Bud Entertainment See more »
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The yellow plane shown throughout the movie is a 1943 Noorduyn Norsman MK .VI and can be seen at the British Columbia Aviation Musem at CYYJ Victoria International Airport. See more »

Goofs

When stood on a windy rooftop, the little girl's hair is blown across her face. However, not only is her hair allowed to completely obscure her face in one shot, but the amount her face is obscured suddenly changes from shot to shot. See more »

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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Written by Isaac Watts (uncredited) and Lowell Mason (uncredited)
Arranged by Emir Isilay, Robert J. Walsh, and James Ekblom Moore
Under license from Chicago Digital Music
Performed by Emir Isilay
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One of the most horrendous films I have ever seen
7 December 2016 | by PeterLormeReviewsSee all my reviews

Monkey Up (2016) is one of the most horrendous films I have ever seen. That is not an exaggeration. I don't even know where to begin. The directing is some of the stalest I have ever seen. The entire production seems like an uninspired piece of product spat out by a studio. So much so that the studio and the director team up for an average of 2 movies per year. I'm not kidding either, Robert Vince has been making animal-based family comedies on a yearly basis since 2000. I can practically guarantee that most of them have the exact same structure every single time. The writing is absolutely pandering, trying to play off what kids these days "like to do". It seems like a 70-year-old man wrote this script up in an hour, with one purpose. That purpose being to write in as many "selfie" and "hashtag" jokes that could possibly be put into an 80-minute film. The acting was some of the worst I've ever seen put to film. I've seen better acting from students trying to reenact a play inside of their English class. But I would actually encourage people to watch this movie, especially film students. If you are ever feeling down on yourself, just watch this movie. Hopefully you will realize that you aren't making absolute trash like this. I feel bad for the sad saps who worked on this movie because they have created something hideous. Does God live in shame because of what he has created? If he ever watched this movie, he surely would.


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