Zookeeper

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Pointless comedy is a waste of a talented comedic cast.

PG 2011 104 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 8+

Not bad for a family movie night

There are a lot of mixed reviews on this site for this movie. Bottom line, our family enjoyed it and it opened up a lot of conversation points that I think are valuable. I would watch this with your kids, not let them watch it on their own, so you can take advantage of the plot lines and scenes to have conversations later with your kids. What some parents don't seem to get is there are a lot of shallow, self-centred, judgemental people out there that your kid is going to come across in life. Movies like this give parents the opportunity to face these stereotypes with their kids and teach them how to deal with certain types of people (or help stray them away from becoming these types of people), how to find their own identity, how to recognize what things in life make you happy, how to face confidence issues or help someone else through them, how to be a good friend, how to tell someone "no," etc. It's utterly predictable and silly for adults, but our son enjoyed it. Good for kids who have already started to have conversations with parents about relationships and mating/sex. Not so good if you haven't breached those concepts yet.

This title has:

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age 18+

Good

Great for the whole retirement home

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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