OLD DOGS (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.0|5.0 Starsìì

Old Dogs is plagued with poor casting choices and awkwardness. It’s not your normal Disney movie. Robin Williams and John Travolta do not cast well together. Travolta is an action/drama/singer/star personality. Williams is a comedian personality. One or the other cast in this movie is a good choice; both of them together are not good choices. Seth Green as a supporting actor is not a good casting meld either. Old Dogs could have been so much better with different crew on board. Old Dogs begins as a good story concept; but, the storyline is not well portrayed. The camp scenes and the scenes where medication pills are mixed and sorted seem awkward. Surprisingly, the movie made profit at the box office.

Storyline

Seven years after their divorce, Vicki (Kelly Preston) shows up again in Dan’s (Robin Williams) life, tells him her twins are his, and asks him to watch them while she does jail time for being an activist.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Walt Becker for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Garrett Grant for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charlie (John Travolta), Zach (Conner Rayburn), Emily (Ella Bleu Travolta), Amanda (Lori Loughlin), Craig (Seth Green), Jimmy Lunchbox (Bernie Mac), and Barry (Matt Dillon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. Many of the movie’s scenes seem unnecessary to moving the storyline along. That, combined with poor casting choices, makes this movie a poor pick for an evening’s entertainment.

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