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Release Date: June 01, 2001

Starring: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John G. McGinley, & Ed Asner

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 94 minutes

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Content:

(Ro, PaPa, B, LL, V, SS, N, A, M) Romantic worldview, with some solid pagan elements & some moral elements; 17 obscenities & 1 mild profanity (“for God’s sake”), plus crude sexual humor, most of it centering on bestiality themes; comic violence such as car endlessly falls down cliff & then is hit by rock, pratfalls, police fire at fugitive who’s become half man/half beast, & car crashes; implied fornication & crude sexual humor about uncontrolled sex drive of half man/half beast, with bestiality themes; partial nudity; alcohol use; no smoking; and, scenes of humiliation & other mild miscellaneous immoral elements.

Summary:

Rob Schneider stars in THE ANIMAL as Marvin Mange, an evidence clerk on a small-town police force who, after an accident, gets a bunch of animal parts transplanted into his body. THE ANIMAL starts off funnily enough, but quickly goes downhill from there, with crude, excessive humor, including jokes about bestiality.

Review:

THE ANIMAL is another example of juvenile comedy from Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler. It starts off funnily enough, but quickly goes downhill from there.

Rob Schneider plays Marvin Mange, the evidence clerk on a small-town police force in Northern California. An asthmatic, Marvin has tried to pass the police obstacle course three times and failed each time. He fails a fourth time, much to the snickering of Sgt. Sisk, a mean-spirited, muscle-bound cop who hates nerds like Marvin.

Marvin gets a chance to go out on a police call when the entire force takes off on a picnic. Marvin’s car accidentally plunges off a series of cliffs, however, topped by a huge boulder which crushes the hood. A mysterious figure drags Marvin’s body out of the car. A week later, Marvin wakes up next to his car, feeling fit as a fiddle.

Soon, Marvin discovers he has an amazing array of new traits. Not only can he run faster than a horse, he also has a heightened sense of smell. Unfortunately, he also has a tremendous appetite and a greatly increased sexual drive. Eventually, he discovers that a mad scientist put him back together with animal parts. All this leads to further complications with his new girlfriend, played by Colleen Haskell of the first SURVIVOR show on TV, and with the townspeople.

THE ANIMAL opens with some funny bits when Marvin instructs a group of rude young children on a field trip at the police station and when he tries to run the goofy police obstacle course. There are also some really good jokes about knee-jerk white guilt made by Marvin’s racially conscious black friend, but THE ANIMAL includes a lot of stupid, often crude jokes about Marvin’s heightened sex drive. There are also some stupid jokes about Marvin’s other animal traits. Ultimately, THE ANIMAL is not worth anyone’s time, especially the little children who might be attracted to the animals in this picture.

In Brief:

Rob Schneider stars in THE ANIMAL as Marvin Mange, the evidence clerk on a small-town police force in Northern California. An asthmatic, Marvin suffers a terrible accident on an isolated cliff road. A mad scientist puts Marvin back together with animal parts, giving him animal strength, animal speed, a voracious appetite, and a heightened sex drive. All this leads to complications with his new girlfriend and with the local townspeople. Can nerdy Marvin control his new animal traits, be the hero and win the girl?

THE ANIMAL opens with some funny bits when Marvin instructs a group of rude young children on a field trip at the police station and when he tries to run a goofy police obstacle course. There are also some really good jokes about knee-jerk white guilt made by Marvin’s racially conscious black friend. Regrettably, THE ANIMAL also contains a lot of stupid, often crude jokes about Marvin’s heightened sex drive, including jokes about bestiality. There are also some stupid jokes about Marvin’s other animal traits. Ultimately, THE ANIMAL is not worth anyone’s time, especially the little children who might be attracted to the animals in this picture.