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By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A buddy comedy with big groans, potty humor, and drinking.

Movie PG 1996 95 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Not bad.

I know this movie got a lot of bad reviews but I enjoy it and it’s sort of fun.

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Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This challengingly cheesy comedy is long on fart jokes and short on charm. The animatronic, mechanical monkey and more than one supporting character are as cornball as it gets, and the recurring bathroom humor and monkey-acts-like-a-monkey jokes get tedious fast. It is no surprise that this flick received a whopping four Razzies in its heyday.

Nonetheless, kids of any age (and some adults) will likely delight at the armpit flatulence, flatulence competitions, and general silliness (read: flatulence) of the chimpanzee. However, parents will need to make a judgment call on how to handle the scene of drinking and attempted drunk driving that is no better resolved by having the chimp take the wheel. But assuming that's a challenge worth taking, the adults suffering through this misguided romp can enjoy passing the time by debating the merits of LeBlanc's first big feature just after his success on Friends, early career appearances by actors like Jim Cavaziel, or Tommy Lasorda as himself. You take what you can get.

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