George of the Jungle (1997)

[5.5]

For family entertainment, George of the Jungle isn’t too bad. With all the critters and punny humor, it should hold most kids’ interest, but for once I wish a kids’ flick could restrain itself from frequent potty humor. The respectable cast includes Leslie Mann (Mrs. Judd Apatow), charming as always even if she doesn’t have much to sink her teeth into. Thomas Haden Church makes a good comedic villain and John Cleese is always refreshing, even if he’s the voice of a talking ape. Brendan Fraser, never afraid to make a complete fool of himself (bless him), gives the goofy leading role his all, and looks mighty fine in a loin cloth.

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