MVP: Most Valuable Primate
This family treat has an escaped chimpanzee finding refuge with a deaf girl and her family. There are several comic situations as the chimp settles into domestic life. But the film really comes alive when the primate shows ability as a hockey player on a local high school team. He even becomes a valued player. Will he help the team win the big game? Or will the university research faculty find him first?
I am not a monkey movie person. Ah, but I was a kid when I viewed all those Saturday morning Tarzan adventures. And that’s who this film is made for – kids between the ages of 5 and 10. But I think parents will get as much pleasure knowing their little ones are laughing at pretty clean (and often funny) material. From the folks who gave us “Air Bud,” this wholesome production also has an animal helping people to learn life-lessons.