QT STORY 'BOUT A BOY WHO JUST WANTS A PET
JME LICKTEIG | Barrington, NH | 06/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I ONLY RENTED THIS MOVIE BECAUSE I THINK THAT JUSTIN BERFIELD IS REALLY QT. IT ACTUALLY ENDED UP BEING REALLY GOOD, I GUESS. IT FOCUSES ON A BOY WHO DOESN'T LIKE HIS STEPMOTHER AND ENDS UP HAVING TO GO BUY HER SOME MILK FOR A RECIPE SHE'Z MAKING. HE ENDS UP SPENDING THE MONEY ON A DOG. HE TELLS SOME CRAZY STORY AND KEEPS THE DOG IN HIS ROOM. SHE ENDS UP FINDING IT AND HAS TO BRING IT TO A SHELTER. HE'Z REALLY UPSET AND HAS TO CLEAN THA GARAGE AS A PUNISHMENT. THEN HE MEETS THA GORILLA WHO HAS ESCAPED HER EVIL TRAINER. HE HELPS HER AND A BUNCH OF FUNNY STUFF ENDS UP HAPPENIN. IT ALL ENDS UP BEING A HAPPY ENDING AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS."
One star is too kind for this tripe!
D. Starck | DORCHESTER, Dorset United Kingdom | 05/17/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The basic premise behind this drivel is simple. Kid's Mom has died, has new Step-mom, makes friends with gorilla, gorilla gets shot, gorilla gets better, everything works out just fine.
Except that is, for the film itself. Fan's of this genre of film would do better to avoid this and go for the far superior "Born to be Wild".
Even Malcolm in the Middle's Justin Berfield (Reece), who is usually pretty good, can't hold this dreadful film together.
He manages to pull off a couple of nice emotive scenes, but that's about it.
The gorilla is about as convincing as a trash can in a dress, the music is lousy, the direction is tired and dull, and the less said about the script the better. Not even worth catching on TV."