Film Reviews, Uncategorized

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

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Starring: Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

Director: Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

It has been pointed out that the basic plot of this film is a lot like the premise for the original Toy Story film. Max is a little dog who is his owners best friend and soul mate, living with her in a flat in New York, and chatting with his friends, the other animals who live in his apartment building. But Max thinks that his life is ruined when Katie brings home a new dog from the pound.

The two hate each other, but must learn how to work together when they got lost in the city, and fall foul of the local discarded pet gang who live in the sewers.

In a subplot, a fluffy dog who lives across the way notices that Max is missing, and enlists all Max’s friends to help her find him and bring him home.

The plot is really just the line to hang things on, the film is about the relationships between the characters and the gags in which animals get up to all kinds of things when their owners backs are turned. And although it’s not game changing, the film is very sweet and has some good moments. Kevin Hart as a homicidal fluffy bunny is amusing. I like it, and I think kids will too.

See It If: you’re the kind of person who watches pet videos on the internet, you know who you are… or watch it with your kids. It’s sweet.

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