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Review: Zookeeper

Slapdash comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 12, 2011
1.5 1.5 Stars



Local viewers might be amused by director Frank Coraci's Boston geography in this slapdash comedy; for example, taking a right turn on Queensberry onto Storrow Drive and then over the Zakim Bridge en route to the airport. Makes as much sense as the plot, I suppose. Others will have to settle for Kevin James sprayed by lioness mucus, pedaling a tricycle, or pissing into a potted plant. He plays Griffin, an animal handler at the Franklin Park Zoo, who pines over the woman who rejected him because she thought his profession was too low class for her chi-chi needs. Fearing that their beloved keeper will abandon them and take on a high-powered car salesman job, the animals reveal their power of speech in order to give him dating advice. It proves useless (marking the potted plant, for example) and unfunny. Adding poignancy to the animals is the cast of fading stars voicing them: Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, and Cher.

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