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Zookeeper review

This dull romcom belongs behind bars...

Kevin James is the titular keeper, an unlucky-in-love schlub who discovers that the animals in his zoo not only talk but dispense romantic advice.

After a bit of hysterical screeching, he accepts this astounding fact pretty quickly and forms an odd-couple bond with a grizzled ape voiced by Nick Nolte.

Nevermind how the animals learned to yak – the real question is who this loud, dull elephant dung is aimed at.

The simplistic slapstick targets kids, but lengthy sequences focused on James and his lady woes will bore adults, let alone young ’uns.

Do not feed the box office.

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Emma Didbin is a writer and journalist who has contributed to GamesRadar+, The New York Times, Elle, Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, and more. Emma can currently be found in Los Angeles where she is pursuing a career in TV writing. Emma has also penned two novels, and somehow finds the time to write scripts for Parcast – the Spotify-owned network that creates thrilling true crime and mystery podcasts.