~I received Monkey Up on DVD for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Meet Monty — a precocious actor, spokesperson and… a talking Capuchin Monkey! He’s the face of the energy drink, ‘Monkey Up,’ but he dreams of becoming the first award-winning monkey movie star. When the greedy owner of Monkey Up has other plans for Monty, the chase is on! He escapes with the help of his new family, the Andrews, and his hilarious primate siblings, Mort, Mooner, and Melody in an uproarious chase that proves Monty really is the ‘fast and the furriest’. Together they help Monty discover that fame and fortune come and go, but family is forever.Joining MONKEY UP primate star Crystal, are John Ratzenberger (TV’s Cheers, all Pixar films), David Milchard (YouTube sensation Convos with my 2-Year Old), Danny Woodburn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2), Erin Allin O’Reilly (Dumb and Dumber to), Jonathan Mangum (House at the end of the Drive) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 2) who lends his voice to Crystal the monkey in her role as ‘Monty.’ MONKEY UP is directed by Robert Vince. It is written by Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts, Kirsten Hansen and Mary Pocrnic. Produced by Anna McRoberts.
Check out the funny trailer so you can see what this movie is all about!
This is a hilarious and heartwarming movie for the whole family to enjoy! Clearly the adorable and multi-talented Capuchin monkey has some real talent! The film is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and has been rated ‘Family Friendly’ by The Dove Foundation. This recognition is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values. Exciting promotional partners supporting the MONKEY UP release include Riviana Foods’ Success® Rice, Diana’s Bananas Inc., Flatout Flatbread, and Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores. I thought the movie was actually pretty funny and my 7 year old thought it was hilarious. It is a great movie to watch on your next family movie night!