When we were finished watching the movie, I’ll be completely honest and say I was kind of shocked, and upset. I’m used to reviewing movies from the company I work with, that I don’t have to worry about watching with family, etc. This one is definitely NOT one for those with younger kids. You think the monkey is adorable and it would be great, but there is some language that is very inappropriate…and most of it comes from the Grandma!! There is a party scene in the movie, that I know kind of had to be in there to go along with what would happen afterwards, etc. but they were drinking and had questionable outfits on…I was very disappointed.
To be completely honest, and forgive me if it’s not beneficial to the movie company, but this is not one I would recommend. Some of the scenes, like I said, are completely inappropriate and could have been done in a much nicer way to be able to still have this as a movie that you could feel comfortable taking your family to. I’m tired of this world thinking that a lot of this is just okay, and just part of the “norm.” Well, for me that’s not true, and I think it’s disrespectful and disheartening!
Like I said, some of the movie was great. The actors did a great job, and it was nice seeing the disabled community represented. I just don’t care for some of the content and this would not be a film that I would buy later, or go to watch again.
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“As much as this is about a monkey and this kid, I think it’s about overcoming difficulties and things that you think are impossible that you’ll never come back from. I want the audience to feel moved, I want them to feel energized,” he says. “I want them to feel everything I felt when I read the script for the first time. It’s a rollercoaster on four wheels. It’s about family and the difficulties of losing something you love.” -Charlie Rowe (Nate in GIGI & NATE)
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What a cute little monkey! I’ve never worked with a service animal, and I don’t think I have the right skill-set to try. I love animals though.
The people who train service animals are amazing! Usually by the time you get them, they are ready. The dogs on our search and rescue team are amazing! They always know, when they are in uniform, it’s time to work! After that, give ’em a frisbee and they are happy with life!
Oh gosh. This looks so sweet! I’m a sucker for animals !
I agree – anything with an animal is great!
This is such an engaging movie. I don’t want to give spoilers, but I agree with you that everyone should go see it!
What was your opinion on some of the scenes? Did you watch it with your kids? I just wonder if I’m being too worrisome.
I have never heard of service animals as monkeys either. I can see how they would be beneficial. Disabiliries are hard so I can see why having an animal is a great source of help and friendshio. They certainly do give the feeling of independence.
I agree, Grace. I just wish others didn’t falsify what they have to just be able to take a pet in a store. It really hurts the true ones.
I don’t have any experience with service animals but we love animals in general. This is a neat idea. I am thankful for your honest post before I would watch with my kids!
I’m glad that you liked it, Heidi. I just didn’t want someone with littles watching and then being like…”what?!?!”
I’ve heard so many beautiful things about this movie! Must watch it!
It does have a great story to it.
This movie looks so sweet! Think my grandkids would enjoy watching it with me.
Maybe watch it first and see how you feel about the language and party scene. Just some advice from another Grandma! 🙂
This is going to be such an interesting movie to watch with my family! I am sure my son is going to want a monkey after.
I know I want one like this now!! 🙂
Wow! From the glimpse of this movie, this is definitely a great one and will touch our hearts! Plus I love movie which is inspired by true to life story! Ready your tissue before watching!
It has a great story. I just wish there wasn’t any bad language. 🙁
What a really great and wonderful movie to watch. My whole family would love to watch this for sure!
It was mostly a good movie – just be warned of certain parts if you have really little ones.
This looks like a cute film I’d like to check out, I always love it when the story focuses on the relationship between a creature and their human!
I agree!! I think we all need animals in our lives! 😉
This sounds like a cute movie. I’ll have to rent it when it comes to Redbox.
It does have a good story to it.
This looks like such a sweet movie! My kids love movies with animals in them. We will take this one in!
Everything is better with animals, I agree! 🙂
I would definitely watch this movie. I’m sure a lot of people would watch and love this too.
It’s a good one. I just did not like some of the language.
Awe, this looks like a really cute movie! Who knew a monkey could make a great service pet!
I agree, I’ve never heard of anything like a monkey – they are adorable in the movie, though!! 🙂
I have friends with service animals. They have always been dogs.
Yeah, it’s kind of different to hear about a monkey!
This seems like it’ll be a sweet movie. We will have to watch as a family!
It does have a great story to it.