Starring: Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Bryan Cranston, Ramón Rodríguez, Brooklynn Prince, Ariana Greenblatt, Helen Mirren, Chaka Khan, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, Mike White
Disney Plus fantasy comedy directed by Thea Sharrock. The story follows Ivan (Sam Rockwell), a gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall, owned by Mack (Bryan Cranston), with Stella (Angelina Jolie) the elephant, Bob (Danny DeVito) the dog, and various other animals. Ivan has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby (Brooklynn Prince) arrives, it touches something deep within him and makes him question his captivity.
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We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.
Mack: [to baby Ivan] Welcome to your new home.
[as he sets the camera]
Mack: We’re rolling!
[to baby Ivan]
Mack: What are you looking at, huh? Your papa?
Mack’s Wife: He’s looking at his daddy.
Mack: [to baby Ivan] We’re family. We’re in this together.
Mack: [to Ivan] Let’s give them a great show, okay?
Mack: The one, and only Ivan!
Ivan: Why do they want an angry gorilla anyway?
Bob: You’re a silverback. You terrify humans.
Ruby: [to Ivan] You’re not terrifying.
[referring to the baby gorilla soft toy]
Ruby: Who’s that?
Ivan: My sister.
Ruby: Where’s your sister now?
Ivan: I don’t remember.
Stella: Memories never leave us. They just get out of reach.
[referring to Ivan’s drawing]
Bob: What is it? Don’t tell me! Don’t tell me! It’s a lonely haystack, on a late summer day.
Ivan: It’s a beetle.
Julia: [to Ivan] Woh. Did you draw all these?
Mack: A gorilla who draws!
Reporter: This painting is clearly a sign he wants to be free.
Ruby: Can you tell me a story?
Ivan: Once there was a baby elephant, that was smart, and brave, and she needed to live in the wild, where she could be free.
Ruby: Does the baby elephant get to be free?
Ivan: What about Mack? He’s taken care of me my whole life.
[as the animals are escaping from the mall]
Henrietta (the chicken): I’ll just cross the road then.
Bob: Why would you cross the road?
Henrietta (the chicken): To get to the other side.
[Bob and the other animals laugh]
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