Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Old Dogs |
Single Disc Widescreen
Actors: John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Robin Williams, Seth Green, Matt Dillon
Director: Walt Becker
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
John Travolta and Robin Williams star in Old Dogs, the hilarious family comedy that will have you howling. Two best friends have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of seven-year-... more »
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Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 1/3/2014...
Hilarious sometimes "over the top" comedy starring two of my favorite movie stars! John Travolta teamed up with Robin Williams with the goofy Seth Green thrown into the mix creates one of the funniest movies of all time but there's an undercurrent of human feelings when the kids are added to the mixture. Well worth watching you will be OTFLMAO for sure!
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Sandra E. from FORT PLAIN, NY
Reviewed on 10/2/2010...
this one stinks to high heavens
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James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 7/7/2010...
Wow, what a letdown! All of the actors were wasted in this ultra weak outing. No worder Disney is stating they are done making feature films. To me, this is a very good idea - stick to cartoons.
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We loved this movie
M. Mcilvoy | Granite City, IL | 11/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I went to see this movie this weekend and we both loved it. We laughed out loud several times which I consider a must for a successful comedy. I was pleased to find that there was plenty of fun throughout the movie rather than the only funny parts being those that were advertised on TV, which seems to happen often with comedies. The part where they got their medicine mixed up was predictable (you knew it was going to happen somehow) but very funny nonetheless. I thought it was neat how they incorporated flashback scenes in the movie and those were funny as well. I also enjoyed the beginning where they took old pictures of both Robin Willians and John Travolta and put them together to show them as friends since childhood. As someone who remembers Robin from his Mork days and John from his Welcome Back Kotter days, that was a lot of fun. I was also reminded why I had a crush on John Travolta back in 6th grade. His is still pretty easy on the eyes. He has the talent to play a bad guy or a good guy. He plays the good guy great in this movie. Robin William's talent goes without saying.
The movie was appropriate for families. My 12 year old son would have loved it. The kids were cute and did a good job. The little girl is Travolta's own daughter and she has her fathers beautiful eyes.
If you are in the mood for a fun comedy to enjoy then I highly recommend this movie."
Sometimes funny, sometimes lame
D. J. Nardi | Washington, DC | 03/11/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"[3.5 stars]. Old Dogs is a mix of Disney-style kid's movie and a bizarre Robin Williams comedy. On the one hand, it is funny at times. It executes classic jokes like the golfer hitting a bystander in the groins fairly well. On the other hand, a lot of the jokes were clearly aimed at a pretty young and immature audience, like the gorilla hugging Seth Green. I don't mind kid-friendly humor, and in fact found this a lot better than the vulgar comedies aimed at teens. However, Old Dogs seems to be trying to appeal to both kids and adults, but I don't think it does.
I think part of the reason is the casting. Again, here I had mixed feelings. The acting was generally was very good for this type of movie. In addition to Robin Williams and John Travolta, it also included Seth Green, Kelly Preston, Matt Dillon, Bernie Mac, and Lori Laughlin (the little girl, Travolta's daughter, was also adorable). Yet, it might have been a bit too crowded. Rather than falling in love with the kids, I felt like I barely got to know them. At times, Travolta and Williams seemed to get a good dynamic, but it just wasn't enough.
Overall, this will probably be a satisfying comedy for "family nights." It's funny enough for parents to enjoy, but probably won't be particularly memorable. I was disappointed though that it wasn't better, especially given the great comedic talent in the cast. I'd be willing to give an Old Dogs sequel a try with the same cast, assuming the writers and directors really put some thought into coming up with a funny script."
Funny At Times
Dylan Coe | 03/17/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am always on the lookout for a movie that has good clean fun for the whole family. We look for movies that the little people in our family can enjoy as well as the big people. When I revieiwed Old Dogs, I had concept in mind as the jacket clearly states - "Fun for the Whole Family."
Synopsis: Dan (Robin Williams) and his best friend and business partner Charlie (John Travolta) are on the verge of the biggest deal in the history of their sports marketing firm when their lives are turned upside down by a surprise visit from Dan's ex-wife Vicki (Kelly Preston). Vicki has big news for Dan--their ever-so-brief liaison produced twins Zach (Conner Rayburn) and Emily (Ella Bleu Travolta), now seven-years-old and in need of a dad to keep an eye on them for two weeks. With only high-living playboy Charlie for support, Dan's bumbling attempts at "on the job training" in fatherhood result in a series of disastrously funny exploits that lead him to a new understanding of what really matters in life. Featuring an extraordinary cast of comedy purebreds including Seth Green, Matt Dillon and Lori Loughlin, Old Dogs will have audiences rolling over and begging for more.
My Opinion: This movie was hilarious and almost too much at times. This would not have been my favorite kind of movie as the comedy bordered on just plain dumb at times. However, the last time I said that about a movie, my brother thought it was great. My husband who also viewed it with me found that the majority of the humor was over the top but towards the end, he was glued and dying of laughter. The movie has a sweet story of a father getting to know his children for the first time and the sacrifices he must make to get to know them.
There were times when the humor was not appropriate for young children and they might question what the actors were talking about. Overall my husband and I would give this movie a B rating. He would probably watch again but I don't know as I would have my two year old watch it.