Pups Alone

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Derivative slapstick comedy is ruff; language, drinking.

PG 2021 108 minutes

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age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 5+

Bad acting

Tried to get a home alone theme but with dogs Good idea but failed as the acting and stunts are 3rd rate
age 6+

Just…uh…wow? Not in a good way.

First and foremost, this is the worst movie I’ve ever watched with my kids. I mean that in a mechanical sense - the script is bad, the acting is bad, the editing is bad. It’s got a scene where it looks like no effort was made to hide that stunt doubles were on camera. There are little cartoon vignettes to try to organize a mess of a story. In the first one the trauma of the mothers death is laid out nonchalantly and gave us narrative whiplash. My 9 year old asked me halfway when it was going to get to the good part. By that she meant the home invasion lifted from “Home Alone” as featured in the trailer and obviously how the film got its name. That happens very late, is short, and is also badly done. There is nothing redeeming about this movie. Not even Keith David can save it. Two cops who walk in at the end and look like they marched in directly from an adult movie next door was the most fun I had in this movie. The kids didn’t like it. It’s at least 20 minutes too long. Don’t watch this.

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