Zookeeper

(PG) ★☆☆☆☆

Kevin James, America’s go-to schlub now that Jack Black has been reduced to peeing on Lilliputians, stars in this unfunny comedy about anthropomorphized zoo animals that coach their caretaker into winning back the affections of his vapid ex-girlfriend. Rosario Dawson costars as the platonic friend that he will obviously end up with. Nick Nolte voices a depressed, T.G.I. Friday’s-loving gorilla. Yes, really.

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