Drenched in schmaltz and oozing with saccharine sweetness, Hanks and Ryan squeeze every last drop of cornball sentimentality out of the script, but -- despite all the puff about their on-screen chemistry -- fail to ignite many sparks.
My son wanted to watch MP and the Holy Grail with his friends for his 14-year old birthday party. But, he decided this at the last minute. No one was carrying it and I couldn't get it on Netflix. With Wal-Mart's shipping options, I was able to order on-line and have it shipped priority mail to my house and received it in time. My son and his friends loved it.
The spirited cast of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Monty Pythonites John Cleese and Michael Palin is willing. But this tossed-together trifle about an unassuming British zoo taken over by a money-mad Murdochian media mogul is weak.