Beloved zookeeper Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) decides to quit his job to dive into the dating pool, and finds that his animal friends have been harboring an incredible secret in this comedy from director Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Click). Griffin is a single guy who loves his job at the Franklin Park Zoo. He has a special bond with the animals, yet he can't help but feel lonely each night when he returns to an empty house. Eventually deciding that a more prestigious job may be the key to finding a new girlfriend, Griffin prepares to turn in his walking papers and reinvent himself. But when word gets out to the animals that Griffin will soon be leaving, they realize the only way to keep him around is to reveal they have the gift of the gab. Perhaps with a little dating advice from his friends in the animal kingdom, this lonely zookeeper will manage to meet the girl of his dreams without losing the job he loves. Rosario Dawson co-stars in a comedy featuring the voices of Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Cher, and Nick Nolte. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I'm taking issue with the rating, since I watched with my 9-year-old. Ken Jeong's character, Venom, is unnecessarily sexualized. It's just inappropriate. And the language in here has no purpose either. These issues made it impossible to relax into the movie. I had to be on guard for my child's sake.
Now don't get me wrong, I love Kevin James, but this has got to be the worst movie I have ever seen him do! The plot was ridiculous (even for a comedy). The writing was horrible and I did not laugh one time. It was very slow moving and hard to follow (I turned it off in the middle and mailed it back). I don't recommend this one. There are much better animal theme movies to choose from.