Parents' Guide to

Finn on the Fly

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Shaggy Dog-style story with some fun modern twists.

Movie NR 2010 101 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Kids love this movie -- it's a party on four paws!

Is It Any Good?

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This is a decent addition to the dog movie repertoire. It's not a new concept, this idea of dogs and humans changing forms; from werewolves to The Shaggy Dog, this tune has been played before. But what is nice about this film is the concept that dogs can teach humans something about being part of a pack. That, and that playing a sport for the sheer pleasure of play, is what being a kid is all about.

There are a couple laugh-out-loud moments, though some of the puns are a little worn. Families who feel that their dog is a member of the brood will delight in watching Ryan Belleville play the loyal dog who becomes human. He maintains the innocent rambunctiousness that we love about our canine pals. And the mad scientist neighbor is wacky enough to be a memorable character: how many mad scientists wear curlers and a bathrobe in the lab, yet still let loose an evil laugh?

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