Parents' Guide to

Who Gets the Dog?

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Predictable romcom has some mild cursing, drug reference.

Movie PG 2016 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Not to Funny

If you don't mind adults acting like 5 year olds then this movie is for you. Silly, stupid is not funny
age 16+

who gets the dog

A really good light hearted , warm movie and my wife thinks so too.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (2):

Good intentions, a solid cast, and an adorable dog aren't quite enough to make this predictable romantic comedy stand out from the crowd. Who Gets the Dog? has its heart in the right place, and it's a pretty safe, mildly entertaining choice for family viewing. The actors didn't seem to bring their A game to the project, though, so it lacks any kind of real spark, chemistry, or genuine laughs. Doggy shenanigans are few and far between, too, making it unlikely to hold little kids' interest for very long.

It's not a top-tier romcom, and not a hilarious family dog movie, but just a little bit of both. It's one of those movies that just kind of gets lost in the middle somewhere.

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