[It] attempts to be hip and edgy by featuring plenty of discussions about boy parts and girl parts and how they become friends with one another. However, the makers of this film clearly have no idea about how men and women actually interact.
The comedy is very unsubtle, and huge swathes of screen-time are given over to Fred Willard as a presenter on a dumb entertainment TV show - funny, yes, but not funny enough to justify the vast amount of time he is given.
A newly widowed father of 2 buys a property which just happens to include a nearly defunct zoo - complete with lion, bear, tiger, etc. His children have the modern attitudes we expect, and their father is sincere about making it all work. Even the ferocious animals and their keepers- part of the package deal -are loveable through it all. Will they meet the deadline set by that nasty inspector?