Animal Behavior
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In this enjoyable, lighthearted "he's fallen for her" situational, a music professor finds a science department faculty member too deeply engrossed in her inter-species communication studies (she talks to chimps) to even notice him. Since he can't get her mind off her studies, he decides to work part-time for her in the university laboratory. In this way he becomes aware of her dilemma: she's found that her research funds are set to be axed. He's there to help her figure out a way to prove their worth, and maybe spike her interest in him at the same time. There's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The problem in "Animal Behavior" isn't the animal behavior. It's Susan Rice's sweet-natured but unskilled script, and Anne Riley's direction, which underlines its connect-the-dots obviousness while ignoring its screwball comedy possibilities."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Let us all be thankful that Bonzo didn't live to see this."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"Allen, who at 38 is a mite old to be playing a grad student, has the worst agent in the Western world, having parlayed one of the best roles in movie history into a zippo career..."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"The movie plays as if it had not been directed by anyone, or as if someone had come along and attempted to improve whatever the original director had done."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"With a poor script, some very poor acting from Allen and, surprisingly, Holly Hunter, this was doomed to fail."
‑ , Sky Movies
"Click to read the article."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Allen and Assante are so terrific together you regret that "Animal Behavior," goes for whimsy and sentimentality rather than the screwball humor and sophistication of "Bringing Up Baby.""
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This modest little movie deserves to be seen and appreciated. It manages to be intelligent without being pompous or pretentious, and entertaining without resorting to titillation."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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