Barrel of Service! On-Air Film Review of ‘Gigi & Nate’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on September 1st, 2022. reviewing “Gigi & Nate,” a connection story between a troubled young man and his service monkey. The film is in theaters beginning September 2nd.

Charlie Rowe portrays Nate Gibson, a teen who unexpectedly develops meningitis, nearly killing him but causing lower limb paralysis and years of physical therapy. After a suicide attempt, his parents Claire and Dan (portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi) connect him with GIGI (Allie the Capuchin Monkey) through a service animal organization. The healing begins as the two bond, but forces outside the family work to sever the duo through protest against the use of monkeys as service animals.

Gigi & Nate
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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Gigi & Nate” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, September 1st, 2022 …

“Gigi & Nate” opens in theaters on September 1st. See local listings Featuring Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden, Jim Belushi, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Josephine Langford, Diane Ladd and Allie. Written by David Hudgins. Directed by Nick Hamm. Rated “PG-13” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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