This engaging documentary tells the incredible story of a chimpanzee who was taken from his mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family on New York's upper West Side in the 1970s. It's a misguided, outdated idea that would have PETA in a tizzy these days. But as a historical document about science, nature, sociology and the origin of human behavior, Project Nim nails its narrative with emotion and intellect. This incredibly "human" tale about people and primates offers more twists and turns than a Dickens novel. 93 minutes PG-13.