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Old Dogs (2009)

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Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie
... Dan
... Vicki
... Zach
... Emily
... Amanda
... Craig
... Jimmy Lunchbox
... Barry
... Martha
... Jenna
... Condo Woman
... Tattoo Artist
... Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
... Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)
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Storyline

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years and 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 uptight 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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Sit. Stay. Play Dad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,894,511, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,492,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,753,696
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ella Bleu Travolta is the real life daughter of John Travolta who plays her "Uncle Charlie" and Kelly Preston who plays her on-screen mother. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 01 mins) When Vicki was calling from the jail, there was a sign "telephone calls must not exceed ten minutes" on the wall. A few seconds later, that sign was gone. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
[reading fine print from one of Dan's prescription bottles]
Charlie: Watch out for sudden loss of depth perception?
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Written by Lily Allen (as Lily Rose Allen), Iyiola Babtunde Baralola (as Iyiola Babatunde Babalola), Thomas McCook, and Darren Emilio Lewis
Performed by Lily Allen
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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If you liked this movie, you are the part of the reason why Western Civilization is doomed
27 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is the movie that has me rethinking the policy of the Cultural Lifetime Pass. If you made a record or a painting or a movie that helped lift up the standards of culture and made the world a better place, even for a brief moment, then I think you should get a pass if you're forced to make dreck to put food on the table.

I was ready to give Robin Williams his pass for "Reality...What a Concept," "Moscow on the Hudson" and "Insomnia." John Travolta had a potential pass for "Pulp Fiction" and "Get Shorty." Seth Green gave us "Robot Chicken." Matt Dillon, Bernie Mac, Amy Sedaris, Ann-Margaret, for God's sake....

Ladies and gentlemen, no longer. I hereby revoke your passes.

This movie was a pile of trite, clichéd garbage. You could have slotted any other actors into these roles, and you would have gotten the same result: a lot of mugging, a lot of canned reactions, and a lot of tired nutshot jokes. This was such bland pablum that I should have walked out, but I was dragged to this flick with family.

So, was the paycheck worth it? Probably, seeing how so many people gave it a 10 rating and are mocking the critics who rightly called out this turd for what it is. More and more people will pay good money to see Seth Green get cuddled by a gorilla or watch Williams and Travolta go through the same list of gay panic jokes (with a little racism thrown in for extra flavor) that was excreted on screen for "Wild Hogs." Keep polishing that turd, folks; it won't change what it is.

Don't force the ones you love to see this movie. Stay home. Read a book. Play a board game. Do anything but see this waste of time. Please, for the sake of the children, I beg you: do the merciful thing and put down "Old Dogs."


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