Summer Of The Monkeys

Theatrical Release: March 8, 1999
DVD Release: March 8, 1999
Summer Of The Monkeys


Summer Of The Monkeys (set in the 1800s on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay (Corey Sevier), who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart. He later learns that there is a big reward for them. Enough to buy the horse…however, as time goes on he befriends the chimps… and it becomes apparent that Jay can’t bear to part with them.

Dove Review

This movie is entertaining for children and adults alike, it is a story set in 1800 and features conflict with parents, family relationships, accepting responsibility, caring and coming of age. Times were tough in that year too, but some of the same type of problems existed when it came to family as families face today.

The entire family will enjoy this movie as they view the changes in Jay and laugh at the monkeys as he tries to capture them for the reward. This is not one of the typical boy and animal films as it is a film of growing up and doing the right thing. Dove awards the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this terrific story.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: "Lord" said in reverence.
Violence: Man shoots at monkeys; man threatens kids; bullies; boy hits another boy; boy hits dog; storm which causes man's death.
Drugs: Man and monkeys drink moonshine.
Nudity: None
Other: Comment regarding old man in mountain protecting people.


Company: Wesscott Marketing Inc
Writer: Wilson Rawls (books), Greg Taylor
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 101 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe