James Franco plays Harry Walker a would be novelist. It s supposed to be his ticket to glory away from the job he hates and his mundane home life but the whole thing is a complete disaster. Fed up he rents an apartment to try to get some time alone... only to discover that a talking Hawaiian-shirt clad gorilla is living in his midst. Despite the added distraction of lice gorilla wet willies and flying excrement The Ape pushes Harry to fulfill his dreams but perhaps at the cost of his sanity. Sharply surreal and wickedly funny The Ape showcases the ever-expanding talent of a quickly rising star.