HOTEL FOR DOGS (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Hotel for Dogs—a feel good film, worth viewing for dog lovers—has a great story line and a universal appeal because of its depiction of saving rescue dogs. Although a difficult film to ‘pull off’ due to the many animals involved, the organizers did a fabulous job and turned this movie into a great family film.

Storyline

Orphans Bruce (Jake T. Austin) and Andi (Emma Roberts) live in a foster home that has little supervision, but has strict rules about dogs. No dogs allowed. The two children find an abandoned hotel to hide their own dog in and gradually fill the hotel with rescue dogs.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Thor Freudenthal for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Jeffrey Clifford, Tom Pollock, and Ivan Reitman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Andi (Emma Roberts), Bruce (Jake T. Austin), Bernie (Don Cheadle), Dave (Johnny Simmons), Heather (Kyla Pratt), Mark (Troy Gentile), Lois Scudder (Lisa Kudrow), Carl Scudder (Kevin Dillon), and ACO Jake (Ajay Naidu).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film absolutely works for the adult/child share.

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