Throwback Thursday- George of the Jungle (1997)

For every serious story, there is the perfect parody. For Tarzan, that is George of the Jungle (1997).

Based on the 1967 animated series, the movie stars Brendan Fraser as the dopey, not all there Tarzan wannabe and Leslie Mann as Ursula Stanhope. George’s parents were killed in a plane crash as it traveled over the jungle. He was discovered by and raised by the wise Ape (voiced by John Cleese). As an adult, George meets Ursula when she is part of a safari. They form a relationship and Ursula takes him back to the United States to meet her family. Ursula and George together in the jungle is easy. Ursula and George in the states with her trying not to be judgmental parents, is not easy. Will their relationship work  or will their differences tear them apart?

The movie, like the television show does not require a lot of brain cells. George is not the sharpest nail in the tool box. But it is a fun movie and sometimes, I don’t, at least, don’t want to think. I just want to enjoy the movie.

I recommend it.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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