A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Doggie B offers strong messages about following your dreams and finding out what you're meant to do in life.
Positive Role Models
Many characters in the film are well-intentioned people who want to find themselves, help, and do the right thing. Overall, they work in concert to achieve positive ends.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some brief verbal references to romantic interest between two characters, but more in the service of putting aside romantic pursuits to focus on winning the dog competition. In a brief scene, a woman kisses a man directly on the lips.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Doggie B is a wacky dog competition-driven movie, full of wacky outfits, wacky characters, wacky personalities, and some wacky dog dancing. If you can handle this much wacky, wade knee-deep into the world of Pijo, Cassie, and their relentlessly wacky wackiness. On a positive note, there's not much in the way of edgy content, with a kiss being as racy as it gets. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Kids may enjoy the brightly colored, doggy-centric universe on display here. And parents who can handle the quirk-attack may like the positive messages and enjoyable appearance by former Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin (to say nothing of the hilariously drab performance of the dog, Pijo).
In the world of DOGGIE B, everyone is unbelievably eccentric. This is the world of professional dog shows, though, so perhaps it's a more accurate portrayal than it initially seems. Unfortunately, some of the perfectly heartwarming lessons to be found here about following one's dreams, and what it means to devote yourself to something bigger than you, are a bit less accessible under the thick layer of over-the-top costumes, glittery leggings, impossibly high hairstyles, and an otherwise Jon Waters-meets-Best-in-Show aesthetic.
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