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Hotel for Dogs (2009)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  16 January 2009 (USA)
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Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

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Animals are strictly forbidden at Andi and her little brother Bruce's foster home. But for Friday, the adorable dog they secretly care for, they're ready to risk everything. They finally find him an ideal shelter, a huge abandoned hotel that Bruce transforms thanks to his engineering genius. In what has become an incredible paradise for dogs, Friday is soon joined by all kinds of furry friends, so many in fact that their barks alert the neighbors...and the local pound, who can't understand the disappearance of all the stray dogs. Andi and Bruce will have to call on all their friends and all their imagination to stop the hotel's secret from being discovered. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Who let the dogs in? See more »

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Rated PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel para perros  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,500,298 (UK) (13 February 2009)

Gross:

$73,023,275 (USA) (22 May 2009)
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Trivia

The novel upon which this movie is based was first published in 1971. See more »

Goofs

The bathroom at the beginning of the movie where Bruce is sealing the rock in the box is the same bathroom used later on in the hotel. The first bathroom was supposed to be at the school. See more »

Quotes

Lois Scudder: I'm suing you, I'm suing the state, I'm suing those kids, I'm suing the people who make shrink wrap!
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The credits are accompanied by clips and stills of the cast and crew with their pets (mostly dogs, but at least one cat and a snake). See more »

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Say So
Written by Camila Gutierrez (as Camila Grey), Leisha Hailey, and Alicia Warrington
Performed by Uh Huh Her
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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The dogs were more interesting than the human characters
18 March 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite how I did like Hotel for dogs,the human characters were boring.I only liked Andi(Emma Roberts)because she was smart and likable in a mature way,but that was it. The dogs were the show stealers because the scenes with the trick performing and how they lived in a hotel were clever and well performed. What I have gotton tired of is the potty humour because it's been done in so many kids films before that I find it gross and unfunny(for example,a scene with the parents that fell into a dumpster with dog poo by saying "we're in deep doo doo.").

6 stars for the dogs and the female character Andi,but the rest were a waste of time.


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