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Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch

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Terrific dogs but painfully slow, pointless sequel.
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Good sportsmanship and teamwork are shown as positive virtues, and the importance of "practice makes perfect" is shown.

Positive role models

Andrea maintains a positive attitude through the challenges of learning to play baseball. She makes lots of mistakes but, through practice and dedication, starts to improve and becomes a successful player on her team.

Violence & scariness

A girl gets injured playing catcher when a fastball veers slightly out of control and beans her on the arm. A vehicle driven by the bad guys runs through four-way stop signs, careens wildly, and spins out of control before crashing into a pigsty. A baby urinates in the face of the tween daughter of the family. A scientist wants to kidnap all the dogs.

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch is a dull and utterly pointless sequel in the Air Bud series of sports-themed movies. The dogs are beautiful, but they don't make up for the lack of plot and acting. A girl gets injured playing catcher when a fastball veers slightly out of control and beans her on the arm. A vehicle driven by the bad guys runs through four-way stop signs, careens wildly, and spins out of control before crashing into a pigsty. There's also a moment where a baby urinates in the face of the tween daughter of the family. 

What's the story?

This fourth outing in the Air Bud series takes place in Fernfield, where Buddy the golden retriever and his four grown puppies live alongside their human companions. Of course, there is evil afoot: A scientist wants to kidnap all the dogs to distill the Super Sports Gene that gives them their incredible ball-hitting ability. That plot gets set aside so we can watch Buddy take Andrea's school bag to her on the first day of classes and then watch Andrea become MVP material in one afternoon of practice with her helpful dog for a coach.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The dogs are all terrific, but there's absolutely nothing in AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH to hold the viewer's attention. The writing is weak, the plot is transparent, the characters are clichés, and the situations are ridiculous. Even in this series, a dog hitting a baseball with a bat is far-fetched. If you're a dog lover, you'll have more fun taking a walk in the park and watching the real thing at play.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what talent they wish their family pet could have.

  • How does this movie compare with other dog movies?

  • Why do you think the makers of this and the other Air Bud movies made sequels in which different sports -- basketball, soccer, baseball -- are the central focus?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:April 6, 2004
DVD/Streaming release date:April 6, 2004
Cast:Caitlin Wachs, Cynthia Stevenson, Kevin Zegers
Director:Robert Vince
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Sports and martial arts, Cats, dogs, and mice, Friendship, Great girl role models
Run time:90 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Kid, 11 years old January 28, 2009

not even gonna comment..

Just read my review for the fifth one, I don't want to write it again
Adult Written byMovieLover4Lyfe October 6, 2010
Not really worth watching, the other Buddy movies are better.