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Bailey's Billion$

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Slapstick talking dog movie has some iffy humor.

Movie G 2006 90 minutes
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While the actors certainly tried to make the best of it, BAILEY'S BILLION$ is hampered by a trite storyline and stale comedy. The ludicrous premise (a dog inherits a billion dollars and gets to be in charge of an animal welfare organization) would be more palatable if the titular dog had a unique personality and said things more entertaining than "Oh! What a sweet relief!" after urinating, but as it is, the dog has some of the most predictable lines in an already formulaic script.

Aside from the gleefully over-the-top acting (from Tim Curry and Jennifer Tilly, especially), the only other bright spot to this movie is a willingness to discuss weightier issues like animal rights, puppy mills, and single parenthood. Unfortunately though, these attempts at bringing these issues to the forefront are drowned out and constrained by the farcical overarching story and the attempts at keeping this movie sillier than it needed to be.

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