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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Night at the Movies

It was so hot last night that our air conditioner was working overtime.  When we tried to watch TV, it would trip the circuit-breaker.  Rather than get up every 10 minutes to flip the circuit, we decided to go to Smitty's Cinema for dinner and a movie.  I checked the listings and the only show we were interested in was Friends With Benefits, so we decided to go for it.

We knew the theater would be cool, we could order food, and I wouldn't have to cook!  The only problem was that when I checked the listings on line, I checked Friday instead of Thursday.  (It felt like Friday to me!)  As a result, Friends With Benefits wasn't available.  It starts today, which was no help last night.  We didn't want to go home, so we settled on Zookeeper with Kevin James.


I wouldn't have picked this show, but the choices were limited--Cars 2, The Transformers, and I'm not a Harry Potter Fan--and remember, we're talking air conditioning and dinner prepared by someone else!

I have to say, the movie was really fun!  There was no sex, no nudity, no bad language, and no murders.  It was just a pleasant, humorous feel-good movie that you could enjoy with your kids without embarrassment.

Kevin James plays the Zookeeper  who has a real love of the animals in his care, and his affection is reciprocated; the animals love him so much they decide to 'break their code" and talk to him in order to help him win back his ex-girlfriend that he's been pining for the last 5 years.



With Sylvester Stallone as the voice of the Lion, Cher as the Lioness, Adam Sandler as the Monkey, and Nick Nolte as the Gorilla, the show is loaded with talent and laughs.  The crowd in the theater was about 50% kids and 50% adults, and everyone seemed to have a good time.  All left with grins on their faces!

If you'd like to see a clip showing the actors doing the voices for the film,"> click here.   Whether you're looking for a movie to take  your kids to see, or you just need a good laugh yourself, I think you'll enjoy this show!

EVA

Note:  I was not compensated in any way for this review; we paid for our tickets and our dinner.  I just wanted to share it with you!

17 comments:

River said...

That sounds like something I'd like to see. I'll add it to my list.

Brian Miller said...

i cant wait to see this...it looks so funny...

Gail said...

Great review! Just my type of movie...laughter included.

Jen said...

Thanks for the review....now I know I want to see it! Love Kevin and other actors [voice]. Never can laugh too much!!

Mama Zen said...

My daughter wants to see this one!

glnroz said...

I WONDERED about this one, now I think I might take a chance on it. thanks

SisterMerryHellish said...

I like Kevin James, especially in Hitch, but I'll probably leave this one when I'm watching my nieces and it's out on DVD.

Unless, of course, the A/C goes out. ;)

Kristina P. said...

I refuse to see movies with talking animals.

mangiabella said...

stopping by via SITS :) sounds like a fun movie - because of the economy and the expense of it my husband and I rarely go out to see a movie (my children are too young to take to the theatre) but when we do go it is a treat. We saw transformers 3D which was our first 3D movie ever, it really was an experience ($28 for the tickets, and $11 for a small popcorn and large drink to share)...prior to that it had been 2 years since we'd seen a movie in the theaters, and prior to that it had been at least a year, maybe more....it is sad that it is so expensive, especially in this economy....on the other hand, for us it truly is a treat to go out, and the idea of being able to have dinner and/or champagne in some of these new style of theaters while you enjoy a movie is so cool to me, and I would be happy to splurge on that once in a while. On another thought...It's funny, but as a kid, I remember how seeing a movie was a really special thing and we'd get so excited to do it, even at home - nowadays, it's so common that it's almost lost it's magic, at least the way it was back then...sigh...just a part of life and the changes we've grown to know...I will definitely rent this for us when it comes out on dvd...Redbox is a favorite here, even if we have to wait a little bit on new releases to hit their kiosk...i loved your review - keep shining sweet bella

About A Mom said...

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Lazarus said...

Thanks for the tip Eva, will check it out. Kevin James owes you a cut of his box office take!

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: And you'll laugh plenty at this one!

Glenn: I think you'll enjoy it!

SisterMH: It's worth renting for sure.

mangiabella: The theater we went to has $6.00 tickets for seniors, and we had club sandwiches with fries ($8.99 each) so it wasn't too expensive. We don't go often either, because we have limited income.

AboutAMom: I think you would like the movie. Thanks for visiting...I'll stop by soon!

Unknown Mami said...

I find Kevin James to be quite likeable.

Clipped Wings said...

Laughings a good thing, and I always love comedies.

tsonodablog said...

Well there you go influencing my free time again. I must see this now. After Harry Potter that is. Whenever I can get around to it. This dang job gets in the way of all my fun. LOL

doreen said...

I love Kevin James too! We usually go to matinee's to save a little and I am terrible I wear a back pack filled with goodies:)

Eva Gallant said...

ClippedWings: I love comedies, too!

Terri: Hope you find time to see it...it's so funny!

Doreen: We used to do that when the kids were little; now I just sneak in a couple of candy bars in my purse!