|Director of Photography:
|David Nichols and Daniel Lomino
|Steve Nicholaides and Fred Fuchs
|Jim Henson Pictures and Columbia; PG; 84
|Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Peter Elliott, Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens and Irma T. Hall
|Based on the book Animals Are My Hobby by Gertrude Davies Lintz
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.