An odd career move for Russo, who has until now shown discretion when choosing roles and leading men. Real-life Brooklyn socialite Gertrude “Trudy” Lintz turns her elegant apartment into a zoo, housing a sizable menagerie. The apple of her eye is Buddy, a gorilla she adopts as a sick infant. She dresses him in custom threads from Bergdorf Goodman and nurtures him as a son. But Trudy has to rethink Buddy as a domestic pet when she takes him to the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago and he acts, well, like a gorilla. A bland film that never explains Trudy's peculiar lifestyle.
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