Monkeys, like humans, can be total dicks
Is it worth $10? Yes
Scientists estimate monkey DNA is 93 percent similar to humans, so it’s no surprise that the cutesy Disneynature doc “Monkey Kingdom” includes bad parenting, fights for territory, love and loss, and eating figs. But monkeys, it turns out, have all the social sophistication of the late 18th century French (who were so socially backward it led to the French Revolution, which lasted 10 years).
As explained by Tina Fey’s narration, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka have a strict social hierarchy. For Maya, there’s nowhere to go but up. Literally. She isn’t allowed in the tree they call home, and at the top of the tree is alpha male Raja and his three red-faced wives, all of whom are awful. Maya eats their scraps if she’s lucky, and their horrible offspring climb all over Maya as if she’s a branch. To put it in true Disney terms, Maya is Cinderella with a bad haircut.