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Movie Review: 'Monkey Trouble'

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Monkey Trouble

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Mimi Rogers
director:
Franco Amurri
Producer:
Ridley Scott
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

Monkey Trouble Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel (1994, New Line, PG, priced for rental) All but hardened animal-rights activists should be tickled by this pleasant family fare, in which a girl (Birch) hides a capuchin monkey from her parents (Mimi Rogers and Quiz Show‘s Christopher McDonald) and a crooked Gypsy (Keitel). Executive-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, of all people, Monkey balances slapstick with a quietly honest look at modern messed-up families. Keitel, mouth crammed with gold teeth, sweating in confusion as if he’s stumbled off a Tarantino set, is a marvel to watch. B