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A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Uninspired romcom disguised as a movie about puppies.

Movie NR 2011 90 minutes
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Like the original, this is far less about the cute golden retriever puppies on the DVD box, and far more about a mawkish and predictable romance between two lost-and-found lovers. At its core, the film is an uninspired romcom with no laughs and not even much to do with Christmas. The actors make the best with what little they have to work with, but families expecting a movie primarily about cute golden retrievers will be very disappointed.

Even without the misleading packaging, A Golden Christmas 2 would still be not good. There's an "amateur hour" feel to the movie that will leave the audience (and especially kids) bored. There are plenty of entertaining dog and puppy movies out there that are better options.

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