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Hotel for Dogs (2009)

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Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director:

Thor Freudenthal

Writers:

Jeff Lowell (screenplay), Robert Schooley (screenplay) (as Bob Schooley) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Andi
Jake T. Austin ... Bruce
Don Cheadle ... Bernie
Johnny Simmons ... Dave
Kyla Pratt ... Heather
Troy Gentile ... Mark
Lisa Kudrow ... Lois Scudder
Kevin Dillon ... Carl Scudder
Ajay Naidu ... ACO Jake
Eric Edelstein ... ACO Max
Robinne Lee ... Carol
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Ms. Camwell
Maximiliano Hernández ... Officer Mike (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Andre Ware ... Officer Jeff
Jonathan Klein ... Evan
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Who let the dogs in? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel para perros See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,012,212, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$73,034,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,000,198
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of 3 movies in which Emma Roberts has co-starred with a female lead from the TV series Friends (1994). In Hotel for Dogs, she worked with Lisa Kudrow. She later worked with Courteney Cox in Scream 4 (2011) and with Jennifer Aniston in We're the Millers (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Friday smells the man eating the hot dog, the hot dog does not have ketchup on it. But, when Friday is watching the man eat the hot dog, the hot dog has ketchup. See more »

Quotes

Andi: You know, I think we might be in a little over our heads.
Dave: It's four-six; we're out dogged.
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The opening DreamWorks SKG logo plays in complete silence. See more »

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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Best Days
Written & Performed by Matt White
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The dogs were more interesting than the human characters
18 March 2009 | by claudiamccSee 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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