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When their new guardians forbid 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce's talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday - and eventually for all Friday's friends. When barking dogs make the neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce use every invention they have to avoid anyone discovering "who let the dogs in."
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 105 moviegoers:
A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "HOTEL FOR DOGS." Only a few teen and adult males rated it as low as "Good/Average." For a movie targeted more towards children and young teens, these are great reviews from adults. You can't go wrong when 100% say they would recommend this movie.
Andi (Emma Roberts)
and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T. Austin) live in a strictly no-pets
household and are fast running out of ways to keep their perpetually hungry dog,
Friday, under wraps. When they accidentally stumble on an abandoned hotel
that is already home to a couple of resourceful strays, Andi has an idea. She
taps Bruce's mechanical genius for turning everyday objects into mechanical
marvels, and, with the help of their friends in the neighborhood, transform the
down-and-out hotel into a magical dog paradise - not only for Friday, but for
every stray they can find.
But when the barking dogs make the neighbors and the suddenly out-of-work
local dog catchers suspicious, Andi and Bruce have to use every invention
at their disposal to prevent them from finding out "who let the dogs in."
Besides Roberts and Austin, "Hotel for Dogs" features a comedy
ensemble that includes Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in
this smart, funny family adventure that demonstrates just how far love and
imagination can take you.