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!
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!