Dolittle | Film Review
Dolittle is an extremely fun, family adventure film that everyone can enjoy. Robert Downey Jr nails the role of 'Dr John Dolittle' and his performance is so enjoyable to watch, start to finish. Furthermore, the whole cast does an outstanding job as voice actors, each bringing their own flare to their characters.
Aside from Downey, some personal favourites of mine include: Emma Thompson's Polly, Rami Malek's Chee-Chee, John Cena as Yoshi and Kumail Nanijani as Plimpton, the Osterich. The film includes positive messages of teamwork, treating animals well, learning to accept others help and support during a grieving time, learning to overcome fear and that families can come in all shapes and sizes.
Additionally, there is great role models through Downey's Dolittle, Thompson's Polly, Carmel Laniado's Lady Rose and Harry Collett's Tommy. The humour in the film is childish but did still manage to get plenty of laughs out of me. Just a side note, there is only small to little amounts of violence, no swearing or cursing and overall a kid-friendly film.
On the contrary, the only gripe I have with the film is that I found it often breezes over the finer details but then again, due to this being more of a kids movie, younger audiences wouldn't really care or notice.
In conclusion, Dolittle is a super fun, family adventure ride that all audiences, young and old will be able to enjoy at the cinema.