- 1 hr 44 min
The 2011 movie Zookeeper stars Kevin James as Griffin Keyes, a lovable zookeeper who has been caring for animals his entire life. Despite his affinity for the animals he looks after, Griffin is tired of being single and feels unfulfilled in his career. When he decides to quit his job at the zoo to pursue a more lucrative career, the animals panic and reveal that they can talk.
The zoo animals, consisting of a gorilla named Bernie (voiced by Nick Nolte), a lion named Joe (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), a giraffe named Melman (voiced by Judd Apatow), a capuchin monkey named Donald (voiced by Adam Sandler), and many others, are concerned that they will lose their beloved caretaker. In an effort to keep Griffin at the zoo, the animals reveal their secret ability to talk.
With the help of his newfound animal friends, Griffin learns valuable lessons about life and love. He receives dating advice from the animals, which he tries to apply to his love life with his former girlfriend, Stephanie (Leslie Bibb). However, he soon realizes that the perfect woman for him has been right under his nose the entire time - his colleague and fellow zookeeper, Kate (Rosario Dawson).
As Griffin tries to win over Kate and balance his love life with his job at the zoo, the animals come up with elaborate plans to help him out. From staging a fake lion escape to throwing a wild party, the animals prove that they will do anything to keep Griffin happy and at the zoo.
Throughout the movie, Griffin learns to embrace his love for the animals and appreciate the unique bonds he has formed with each of them. He also realizes that true happiness comes from following your heart, even if it means taking a non-traditional path.
Overall, Zookeeper is a heartwarming comedy that will have audiences laughing and rooting for the talking animals and lovable zookeeper. With a star-studded cast, charming characters, and a sweet message of self-discovery and acceptance, this movie is perfect for animal lovers and fans of romantic comedies.
Zookeeper is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 30.