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Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  25 November 2009 (USA)
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Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

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Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he's the father of her twins, now seven, and she'll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he's up tight and clueless. With Charlie's help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids' expectations, and still land the account? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,894,511 (USA) (27 November 2009)

Gross:

$49,474,048 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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John Travolta and Robin Williams were close friends in real life. See more »

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While Charlie and Dan are on the jet to Tokyo, Charlie is eating sushi. At one point he picks a piece off his plate and pops it into his mouth. Then, in a wider shot, you can see the same piece of sushi is still on his plate. See more »

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[from trailer]
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Holy god
29 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Old Dogs" is simply mind numbingly awful. It's like two hours of being raped in the face by fart jokes. Is it funny to see Seth Green pretend to get hit in the balls? Well then this is totally up your alley. When people talk about how films are getting worse this is what they are talking about. The inexplicable amount of decent ratings for this mess of idiocy kind of explains why the publishing industry is tanking. I refuse to admit I live in a world where those who enjoy this dreck actually know how to read.

"Old Dogs" is an ugly artless stupid film that has been created only to keep your kids quiet for a couple hours; although making them sit through this should legally be on the same level as child abuse. In a couple years we will forget this ever existed.


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