My family and I experienced this movie and thought it was a lot of fun. From Max the Rottweiler (voiced by Ludacris) to Persephone (voiced by RuPaul), it was an instant family classic minus a few glitches.
SHOW DOGS stars a delightful cast of talking canine characters, including our hero Max, a rugged lone-wolf Rottweiler police dog. Max and his human police partners are investigating an underground network of illegal animal traders when they get a tip that the crime ring is planning an attack on the prestigious “Eastminster” Dog Show. Macho Max must undergo a makeover – mud baths, ballet lessons, a Brazilian waxing – to go undercover in order to thwart the plot. In the hands of his new human handler Frank, Max gets in touch with his inner show dog, and also learns that trusting the help of others can sometimes be more rewarding than working alone.
Is It Appropriate for Kids?
The movie has all of the makings of a great family classic, however, it did miss the mark in some ways. There is a scene in the movie that threw us off a bit and after much reflection, that could be perceived as inappropriate especially when it comes to young impressionable children. When the scene in question presented itself, it did make me raise an eye, but my first thought was… it’s in the voice of the dog and what they may or may not say in similar situations. So I get it, in a way. I do not feel the perceived takeaway was intentional, but it can still do harm nonetheless. Perhaps, screening the movie with just parents could have helped, that way that scene could have been replaced or removed prior to its official release.
DFW Humane Society
We enjoyed the presence of the DFW Humane Society at the event. It was certainly a wonderful way to celebrate the movie while bringing attention to the wonderful dogs that are available for adoption. While at the event, they were taking donations so we donated paper towels and we were happy to help. Remember to Adopt Not Shop! Look at that face!
Who doesn’t like a talking animal movie, especially when the animal actors are so darn cute! I believe the length of the movie is just right and it certainly has a “feel-good” element to it. The action scenes were so cute and I was impressed overall. The comedic dialogue did make us smile and for me, that’s all it takes. While there is a scene or two that doesn’t quite hit the mark, I feel the movie can be saved with a few edits. Once that is done, I think families will flock to this movie with no problems.
Until Next Time!