• 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's very little of concern here. A married couple exchanges a few brief kisses, and the only other kiss is on the cheek. There's some roughhouse play and a couple of slaps on the face. The premise involves a chemist researching a formula, which he tests on himself and on chimpanzees. The chimpanzees are seen in cages and out of them performing human-like tasks as well as causing trouble the way a misbehaving child would, for comic effect. Some children are shown playing Cowboys and Indians with dated depictions of Native American culture now widely regarded as offensive, and Barnaby appears in a few scenes wearing what's supposed to be war paint.
  • Families can talk about what's great about being young, and what's great about being old. Which would you rather be? Why?
  • Barnaby tests his formula on chimpanzees. Do you think it's OK for people to test things on animals before testing them on humans? Why or why not?
  • What makes this movie a "screwball comedy?" Have you seen any other screwball comedies? Did you like this one as well as any others you've seen?
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