DON’T TALK TO THE ANIMALS… UNLESS THEY TALK TO YOU FIRST!
When the animals at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo find out that the best man on the staff, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), is thinking about quitting, they decide to help him change his mind. Another film that benefits from James’s all-around likability and physical comedy; several movie stars also lend their voices to the zoo animals, including co-producer Adam Sandler who does a monkey. Considering the talent involved, it’s a shame that no one stands out. They’re not exactly helped by the laughless script and its predictable romance.
2011-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Frank Coraci. Cast: Kevin James (Griffin Keyes), Rosario Dawson (Kate), Leslie Bibb (Stephanie), Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg, Joe Rogan. Voices of Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Maya Rudolph, Don Rickles.
Trivia: Co-produced by James and Sandler.