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Dr. Dolittle 3

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Positive messages throughout tween-friendly animal comedy.

Movie PG 2006 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Very fun

PG-13: suggestive content and brief language
age 16+

Boy focused not animals

Driving without license. Young teens drooling over a man who is clearly over 18 with his shirt off sweating in the sun working. The scene is set in slower motion with a softened lighting to increase the "sexiness" of the man. The girls are made to be stereotyped teens oogling over a "hot" guy so much that the stumble over their words. The girls fight over this man and try to see who wins to get the man. Heavy flirting. Meanwhile, he is the camp counselor! At the end the Doolittle girl has a kissing scene with her camp counselor. I am conservative but come one, where is the dr. Dolittle animal theme. Teen boy movie for girls. If your a not conservative on teen romance movies/teens kissing then it would be an okay movie. Everyone's different but I would want to know if the things I listed were in a movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The third installment in this movie series based loosely on the children's books by Hugh Loftling is its most family-friendly of the trio. Although this one lacks the star power of Eddie Murphy (who played Maya's father in Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2), Pratt gives a funny, feel-good performance as a teen struggling to balance her uniqueness with the pressures of popularity, all while tending to the issues of some very needy animals.

Tweens will likely pick up on similarities between Maya's social anxieties and their own issues with peers, and all viewers will notice the movie's strong positive messages about self-respect, friendship, and teamwork. Parents won't miss the crude humor that plagued the first two movies; in Dr. Dolittle 3, kid-friendly comedy like slimy egg fights in a henhouse and a flatulent horse ensure that the movie is fun and never boring.

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