Welcome to a family that will make yours seem tame. Eccentric socialite Gertrude Trudy Lintz (Rene Russo) has four youngsters. She teaches them all good manners, how to play croquet, say their prayers and has their clothes tailor-made. However, these are not ordinary youngsters - theyre chimpanzees. Buddy tells the true story of Trudy, who with her husband Bill (Robbie Coltrane) and her loyal assistant Dick (Alan Cumming), is the most generous animal keeper since Noah. Her favourite child is Buddy, the gorilla she raised from a sickly baby to a mischievous adult who gets into all kinds of hilarious monkey business. Buddy is a delightful family adventure based on a remarkable true story.