1997 Certificate: u

Synopsis

Brendan Fraser plays a Tarzan-like jungle-dweller, raised by gorillas, who rescues an heiress (Leslie Mann) from a lion and returns with her to San Francisco. Fraser is a delight as the oddball who swings into the trees rather than round them in the movie that deservedly finally made him a star. This entertaining Disney jungle farce is an old-fashioned delight, as a very decent cast try to out-grimace each other under director Sam Weisman's evident orders to go as far over the top as possible to win the laughs.

Director

  • Sam Weisman

Cast

  • Brendan Fraser

  • Leslie Mann

  • Thomas Haden Church

  • John Cleese

  • Richard Roundtree

Review

Playing gorgeously gormless George, Brendan Fraser is a delight as a comic Tarzan-style jungle man who swings into the trees rather than round them in the movie that deservedly finally made him a star.

This silly but entertaining Disney jungle farce is an old-fashioned delight, as a very decent cast try to out-grimace each other under director Sam Weisman's evident orders to go as far over the top as possible to win the laughs.

Leslie Mann makes an ideal mate for George, the slapstick script is like a live-action cartoon, and even the music is fun.

It's worth sitting through to the end just to hear John Cleese (as the voice of a civilised ape called Ape) singing My Way.