Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.
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Series cast summary:
Jace Chapman ...  Noah Ferris / ... 8 episodes, 2020
Larisa Oleynik ...  Karen Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Mauricio Lara ...  Simon 8 episodes, 2020
Sophie Kim ...  Amara 8 episodes, 2020
Laurel Emory ...  Embry Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Steve Zahn ...  Dude 8 episodes, 2020
Tom Everett Scott ...  Marvin Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Peter Benson ...  Principal Meyers 5 episodes, 2020
Katy Colloton ...  Ms. Grumpy Pants 5 episodes, 2020
Gabrielle Quinn ...  Valerie 5 episodes, 2020
Raylene Harewood ...  Ms. Fleckberg 5 episodes, 2020
Alison Wandzura ...  Lori 3 episodes, 2020
Ethan Farrell ...  Dale 3 episodes, 2020
Vanessa Przada ...  Destiny 3 episodes, 2020
Eduard Witzke ...  Dog 3 / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Camille Mitchell ...  Rosie 2 episodes, 2020
Eden Summer Gilmore ...  Tia 2 episodes, 2020
Benjie Baker ...  Wade 2 episodes, 2020
Shayla Wegener Shayla Wegener ...  Dancer #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Yobdee ...  Dancer #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2020
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In the Netflix family comedy series The Healing Powers of Dude, 11-year-old Noah Ferris (Jace Chapman) is struggling with a social anxiety disorder that can make the simplest everyday activities feel like he's drowning in quicksand. But after years of homeschooling, Noah bravely decides that he wants to give middle school a chance and perhaps even make some friends he's not related to. To help him navigate his new environment, his parents (Tom Everett Scott and Larisa Oleynik) get Noah a scruffy, high-energy emotional support dog called Dude (Steve Zahn). While Dude's a novice with a short attention span and a distracting obsession with treats, what he lacks in experience, he makes up for in charm, spunk and wanting the best for Noah. If this unlikely pair can find a way to overcome their differences and work together, they may just survive everything from wisecracking pre-teens to a cat-obsessed school principal and make it through the school year. Created by Sam Littenberg-Weisberg ...

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The best dog for the job (wasn't available).

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Action | Comedy | Family

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Steve Zahn (the voice of Dude) played Frank Heffley in the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid trilogy while Tom Everett Scott (Marvin Ferris) played Frank Heffley in the 4th movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. See more »

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20 January 2020 | by ambervanhoutsSee all my reviews

I see some bad reviews and i think it's very important to remember that this show was made for kids. The way Noah's social anxiety is portrayed is exaggerated so that kids can empathize more with it. I personal have social anxiety and i was watching along with my little sister. I immediately thought "wow if this show was around 10 years ago my life would've been so much easier". It's so nice to see representation and mental health issues explained to kids in a subtle and enjoyable way.


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