Hotel For Dogs Blu Ray/

Directed By: Thor Freudenthal Starring: Emma Roberts

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SVD1247: Features: -Blu-Ray.-Genre: Family.-Screen Format: WS.-Rating: PG. Specifications: -2 DVDs.


Studio Paramount
SKU 219577243
UPC 097361434742
UPC 14 00097361434742
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Thor Freudenthal makes his feature-film directorial debut with this adaptation of Lois Duncan?s children?s book HOTEL FOR DOGS. Sixteen-year old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T. Austin), are orphans living with their foster parents (Lisa Kudrow and Kevin Dillon), two washed-up musicians. Desperate to keep what?s left of their family together, Andi and Bruce have secretly been caring for their family dog, Friday, on the sly for the last few years. When they follow their beloved pet into an abandoned hotel and find stray dogs living there, Andi and Bruce decide to round up all the strays in the city and expand their family. With the help of Dave (Johnny Simmons) and Heather (Kyla Pratt), two teens who work at the local pet store, they transform the abandoned hotel into a canine wonderland, using young Bruce?s skills as an inventor to make an automated feeding system, doggie restrooms, and some fun amusements, such as a car-ride simulation and a fetching machine. But if Animal Control has their way, all the residents of the hotel will be taken to the pound, and it?s up to Andi and Bruce to save their new family.^This heartwarming tale reinforces the importance of family and the idea that families can come in many shapes and sizes. Although the idea itself is pretty improbable, it?s still loads of fun to see the gadgets and gizmos that Bruce creates to keep the dogs fed, in shape, and content. Roberts and Austin are believable as brother and sister, and Kudrow and Dillon are amusing as washed-up '80s rockers. Don Cheadle also appears as the compassionate social worker assigned to Andi and Bruce?s case.
USA Today "[HOTEL FOR DOGS] features a cast of so many endearing dogs that there's a purebred or adorable mutt of everyone's tastes." 01/16/2009
Los Angeles Times "Think of HOTEL FOR DOGS as a sort of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE with canines....What it is packed with is lots of sneaking around, very cool gadgets, excellent stunts and some clever kids..." 01/16/2009
Variety "HOTEL FOR DOGS is a fantasy and looks like one....Ultimately warm and furry..." 01/16/2009
Box Office "Based on Lois Duncan's wonderful children's book, the film mixes laughs, heart and action while also throwing in a nice message about the importance of a family unit." 01/14/2009
Washington Post "This comedy, starring perfectly pleasant up-and-comer Emma Roberts is about kids, not parents....The movie could do something really positive for the cause of homeless pets..." 01/16/2009
Hollywood Reporter "The dogs in HOTEL FOR DOGS perform breathtaking stunts, touching love scenes, heart-breaking soliloquies with their eyes and clever, clever tricks." 01/11/2009
Thor Freudenthal
Emma Roberts
Cast & Crew
Emma Roberts - Star
Lisa Kudrow - Star
Kevin Dillon - Star
Jake T. Austin - Star
Kyla Pratt - Star
Don Cheadle - Star
Jeff Lowell - Screenwriter
Jason Clark - Producer
Jeffrey Clifford - Executive Producer
John Debney - Composer
Jonathan Gordon - Producer
Lois Duncan - Source Writer
Lauren Shuler Donner - Producer
Tom Pollock - Executive Producer
Michael Grady - Director of Photography
Ewan Leslie - Producer
Ivan Reitman - Executive Producer
Thor Freudenthal - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00097361434742
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Widescreen, Slip Sleeve
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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