Monkey Up

Theatrical Release: January 22, 2016
DVD Release: February 2, 2016
Monkey Up


Limited Theatrical Release in AMC Theaters – Meet Monty: a precocious actor, a spokesperson, a diva, and…a talking Capuchin monkey! He’s the face of the popular energy drink, “Monkey Up,” but is convinced he’s destined to be the first Oscar-winning monkey movie star. Letting his dreams lead, he leaves his life in commercials and finds residence in a dollhouse at the Andrews family home, where he helps each family member discover their inner dreams. But Stan, the wicked owner of Monkey Up, and his trainer/manager Desmond have other plans, and the chase is on to find Monty. He escapes with the help of the Andrews and his hilarious monkey siblings, Mort, Mooner and Melody, in an uproarious chase that proves Monty really is the “fast and the furriest.” Ultimately, together, they help Monty discover that fame and fortune come and go, but family is forever!

Dove Review

Monty is a talking monkey who is a star in the Monkey Up energy drink commercials. But he wants more out of his life — he wants to be a movie star, and he is going to accomplish his goal his way. When he leaves the commercial set on his own, he finds that his road to stardom is not going to be easy, and he finds a new home with the Andrews family. There, he discovers that each member needs a little of his help.

Sophie needs help with her gymnastics. Ethan needs help to get the lead in the school play and the attention of a girl he likes. Their dad, Jim, is having trouble with his novel writing, and their mom, Clare, is just too busy with her job to pay attention to the family. Monty, in his own crazy way, helps each of them and, along the way, learns the importance of being part of a family.

“Monkey Up” will have you in stitches and remind you that family is more than just being related. This cute movie also reminds us to pay attention and spend quality time with those we love.

“Monkey Up” brings heartwarming entertainment to the entire family. We are pleased to award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Jeez-3; OMG-1; "kiss my monkey butt" -2;
Violence: Slapstick violence involving monkey chaos;
Drugs: An energy drink
Nudity: None
Other: Being too busy for the family; monkey farts; comment about female monkey dying; parents forget to pick up child from class


Company: Alchemy
Writer: Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts, Kirsten Hansen and Mary Pocrnic
Director: Robert Vince
Producer: Anna McRoberts
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 82 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: John Ratzenberger, David Milchard, Danny Woodburn, Erin Allin O’Relly, Jonathan Mangum and Skylar Astin (voice)
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe