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It's a Zoo in Here

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Monkey caper is cute and clean but has muddled plot.

Movie NR 2014 87 minutes
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IT'S A ZOO IN HERE has a lot of elements that might appeal to a lot of kinds of kids: animal hijinks, soccer drama, and some cute adolescent romance. Unfortunately, there are too many plot elements and too many conflicts, making the movie mostly feel a bit muddled. Chris is struggling with hiding a monkey, trying to get his workaholic dad to pay attention to him, learning how to do the perfect free kick, and dealing with a bully who wants to make his life miserable. And the character of Chris' dad has a whole subplot dealing with a creepy boss who'd rather keep him at work all evening and on weekends so she can flirt with him. There's just too much going on.

The acting also is pretty bad, from both the adult and kid actors. With so many other fun animal adventures out there, this is one you can safely skip.

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