Preteen Moochie Daniels just wants a dog, but his dad, Daniel, is allergic to canines, like Bundles, the shabby sheep dog of neighbor Charlie Mulvihill who secretly trained his pet to help ... See full summary »
Although the writing credits are supplied by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and cannot be changed, there is an onscreen credit: "suggested by The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten". See more »
In the opening breakfast scene, when Josh gets up from the table to go to school he leaves his two plates of eggs and toast on the table. In the next shot he is leaving with his sister and the plates are now magically on the kitchen counter. See more »
So it's a dumb movie with a dumb plot - what do you expect? Agatha Christie? Robert Ludlum? This is a Disney film for children!
As a kids' movie, it's a lot of fun with plenty of slapstick and lots of laughs. The plot is goofy, but the basic premise is hardly meant to be realistic. This is not cinema verité. People give "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson a much higher rating, but that's just as daft.
There are plenty of set-piece chases, as you would expect with a storyline about dogs.
If you want clever, go see the Usual Suspects, just don't take your under-eights.
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