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Buddy (1997)

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29

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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Movie Info

Based on the true story of an eccentric 1920's New York socialite who rescues, raises and goes through the trials and tribulations of willing a gorilla to be part of her animal family until she finally realizes...a gorilla is a gorilla is a gorilla..

PG,

Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy

Caroline Thompson

Feb 6, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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December 31, 2004 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Rene Russo provides a welcome dose of starpower, but there is only so much acting she can do opposite a guy in a gorilla suit.

December 21, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Light entertainment.

April 9, 2004
Planet Sick-Boy

A fine family film filled with rich lessons about animal and human interaction.

February 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Buddy

Cute animals make for a passable family film. The animatronic baby gorilla and gorilla costume worn by an actor as Buddy matures are believable effects. Rene Russo is a oddball woman of the 30's who feels more at home being a mother to her apes than interacting with other humans in society. And yet it is really a very human coming of age story. It is a very familiar plot with a mother raising an orphan, neglecting her other children and struggling to let the favorite out of the nest, while the orphan son struggles with acceptance, hormones and finding his own place in the world. The movie has some heartwarming moments, but also a lot of hokey scenes and dialogue.
January 11, 2012
hypathio7

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Truly cute movie!
December 21, 2007
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