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'Zookeeper,' 'Horrible Bosses' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Zookeeper: Kevin James is a zookeeper who receives love advice from the talking animals he watches over at work.  Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Jeong also star in the film, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, and Cher.  Rated PG.

-- Horrible Bosses: Three frustrated men -- played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day -- hatch a plot to kill their unbearable bosses.  Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston portray their superiors.  Jamie Foxx also stars in this comedy. Rated R.

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Movie Review: â€˜Zookeeper’

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In real life, would actress Leslie Bibb be caught dead with a zookeeper? In the movie Zookeeper her character, Stephanie, would -- to a point. That's a problem for Kevin James' Griffin Keys, especially when he takes her horseback riding on a beach and they come across a bottle he planted there with a marriage proposal. It's the most romantic proposal a girl could want.  The problem is, Stephanie says she doesn't want to marry a zookeeper.
Five years later, Griffin finds Stephanie back in his life when she's invited to his brother's wedding. It appears she wants Griffin back, as long as he meets her standards, which means he has to leave the zoo. That's when the animals decide to reveal to their beloved zookeeper that they can talk -- and they’re willing to help Griffin show that being a zookeeper is a respectable job, so he doesn't have to leave the zoo.
The animals are voiced by an all-star cast that includes Sylvester Stallone as a lion, Cher as a lioness, Adam Sandler as a monkey and Nick Nolte as a gorilla who just wants to know what it would be like to eat at TGI Fridays.
Whatever. Zookeeper is fine for six-year-olds, but Kevin James is better than this. Zookeeper does nothing to distinguish itself from every other stupid talking animal movie. It was hard enough to produce a funny trailer for this film, let alone fill an hour and 44 minutes with something remotely original and funny. A documentary about a real zoo would've been more entertaining.

One-and-a-half out of five stars.
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