Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Hotel for Dogs - cute, but needs curbing"

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Overall, my daughter and I enjoyed Hotel for Dogs. The dogs are predictably adorable, the humor elicited genuine giggles from the packed audience, and there was a happy ending that tied up all the loose ends as neatly as a responsible dog owner’s poop bag.

I did have a few problems with the movie, though.

First, I found the depiction of the city’s Animal Control Officers (ACOs) as a bumbling pack of bloodthirsty jugheads irresponsible and offensive. I know our local ACO personally and couldn’t find a gentler, more caring animal lover. I understand the plot needed to have a villain, but the writers could have handled the execution with a little more finesse.

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  1. We're going on Saturday and I can't wait! This is the first movie that my boys (6 and 4) have actually asked to go see. I think it has to do with the "Hotel for Dogs" happy meals that their grandparents buy them every Friday:)

  2. I had to come back and post my review!

    It was okay. But my 6 yr old LOVED it! In kids movies (like books for kids) ALL adults are usually portrayed in a negative manner. It didn't offend me that ACOs, police, foster parents, etc. were made to be the bad guys. It's a formula that works because that's what kids think--I know I did and it was cool to relate to characters who thought the same way.