In this farce which reunites the stars of A Fish Called Wanda, failing zoo owner McCain brings in new manager Rollo, who wreaks havoc by implementing a "fierce creatures only" policy to increase profits. Zookeeper Bugsy tries to save all the timid animals, while McCain's son Vince does shady deals on the side and executive Willa must decide whose side she's on.
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PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
The opening sequences are in widescreen, and then go to pan-and-scan. What's up with that? Audio choices include English in Dolby Digital 5.1, and French and Spanish tracks in Dolby 2.0 Surround. Spanish subtitles are provided. Production notes, cast and crew bios and a theatrical trailer are the only extras.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this farce with a likeable cast -- all the same folks behind the popular heist comedy A Fish Called Wanda -- really digs into the sexual innuendo with a long-running joke about the main character's supposed wild sex life. Characters get undressed down to underwear and another gets sexually harassed by the boss' son. Violence is pretty mild, but includes gunshots and one unlikeable character dead. The zoo is plastered with sponsorship banners in a few scenes as a nice send-up of corporate greed run amok. Lots of language, including one "f--k."
- Sexual Content
- A very, very long-running joke about how Rollo must be having orgies (with zoo staff and, once, a sheep), but each time there's an innocent explanation. Willa is set upon by Vince McCain nonstop, who strips down to his underwear, asks if her breasts are real, and keeps propositioning her. Zoo staffers strip down to their underwear to find a rogue tarantula. Rod McCain is heard behind closed doors shouting "yes! yes!"
- The audience and a horrified zoo staff are led to believe that five animals are shot by Rollo and then buried. One man is shot by accident and killed, and a number of characters (including a lemur) brandish guns either to falsely subdue animals or threaten others. Zoo staff fakes injuries from animals and Rollo tastes blood of one real injury to claim it's a fake. Plus an accidental stab wound in the leg.
- One "f--king hell," and a smattering of everything else: "s--t," "hell," boner," "bitch," "t-ts," "boobs," "slut," "dammit," "kick ass," "bastard," "Japs," "a--hole," "dicks," "bloody," and "bimbo."
- Social Behavior
- Viewers get much food for thought on corporate greed and the pressure of being profitable at all costs.
- Plenty on display in a few scenes, but all as part of a joke about sponsorships.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking of beer and champagne in a few scenes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it