Buddy (1997)

The flagship film of Jim Henson Pictures, this drama is based on the true story of a New York socialite who raised a gorilla as if he were one of her own children. The household of Gertrude "Trudy" Davies Lintz (Rene Russo)… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Staci Layne Wilson

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fine family film filled with rich lessons about animal and human interaction.

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Michael Dequina

Rene Russo provides a welcome dose of starpower, but there is only so much acting she can do opposite a guy in a gorilla suit.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Light entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Cute animals make for a passable family film. The animatronic baby gorilla and gorilla costume worn by an actor as Buddy matures are believable effects. Rene… More
Leo L
Truly cute movie!