The Jennie Project

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"They taught her to speak... she taught them to listen."
  • G
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • 5.0  (260)

The Jennie Project is a heartwarming family film that was released in 2001. Directed by Gary Nadeau, the movie stars Alex D. Linz, Sheila Kelley, and Lance Guest in the lead roles. The story of the film revolves around a research facility that is working on a secret project involving chimpanzees. One day, a group of scientists at the facility discovers that they have an orphaned baby chimp who has extraordinary potential for intelligence.

The chimp is named Jennie, and she is adopted by the Burke family who take her home to live with them. The Burke family consists of Andrew (Linz), his parents, and his teenage sister, Sarah.

Initially, Jennie is just like any other playful and mischievous pet. But as time passes, it becomes clear that she is highly intelligent and possesses an uncanny ability to communicate with humans.

People around her start noticing her intelligence, and soon enough, the Burke family and Jennie are thrust into the limelight. The media starts taking an interest in the remarkable chimp, and scientists from all over the world want to study her.

While the Burkes are initially excited by all the attention that Jennie is receiving, they soon realize that they have become a target of unwanted publicity. They worry about what will happen to Jennie if they cannot protect her from the outside world.

As the story progresses, we see the Burke family struggle to balance the curiosity of scientists and media with their desire to protect Jennie. Despite the challenges, they remain committed to taking care of the chimp and ensuring that she leads a happy and fulfilling life.

Along the way, the family learns a lot about themselves and each other, and their relationship with Jennie deepens. The movie is filled with emotional moments, and it is hard not to be touched by the depth of love that the Burke family has for Jennie.

Overall, The Jennie Project is a poignant and entertaining family film that explores the themes of intelligence, empathy, and the bonds between humans and animals. The performances by Linz, Kelley, and Guest are excellent, and the movie is sure to appeal to people of all ages.

The Jennie Project is a 2001 tv movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 16 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

The Jennie Project
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    1 hr 16 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (260)