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Pup Star: Better 2gether

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Singing-and-talking-dog tale has some peril.

Movie PG 2017 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+
Like its predecessor, Pup Star Better2gether is nothing but trash for a family film about “talking dogs”! And what makes this film just as terrible is that there is one scene that is disturbingly indicating on a dog almost committing a rape on a human child character! Due to this, this sequel was removed along with its predecessor and successors and officially banned from my library!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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There's nothing surprising or original in this movie, a virtual clone of Pup Star, which no doubt did well enough among the younger set to warrant the sequel. Nothing in Pup Star: Better 2gether will offend (except maybe an old rocker's drug reference to "flashbacks," which will go over the heads of the intended audience, and a scene in which a dog pees on a stupid man's face). Expect a lot of overacting, not a surprise in a movie in which dogs have the most lines. And, of course, the canine puns keep coming. There's Cardrool Karaoke, talk show host Jimmy Kibble, singer Taylor Sniff, and the high-end magazine Vanity Fur. It would be difficult to say that any of the action here is truly motivated by any logical plotting, but it's better than lying in a bed of fleas.

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