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In the Doghouse

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dog and kids save mom in poorly made comedy.

Movie NR 2014 81 minutes
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This is a poorly made and acted family "comedy." The comedy of exaggeration works only when written with wit and executed by way of talented direction and performances, all glaringly absent here. Apart from the motivation of kids desperate to get their divorced parents back together, not much makes sense. For example, in reminiscing about Dave, Wendy speculates that by now he'd have to be a successful CEO somewhere, far too good to be interested in the likes of her. But nothing about the Dave we meet remotely indicates that any promise for greatness ever resided in this character. Kids may want to watch for the cute canine but parents may find In the Doghouse hard to view given its overall poor quality.

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