Isabel Sullivan, who's fifteen, has just moved to a small town to live with her Uncle Paul, who is the town's Mayor. Isabel has recently lost her parents in a car accident. Feeling very ...
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Isabel Sullivan, who's fifteen, has just moved to a small town to live with her Uncle Paul, who is the town's Mayor. Isabel has recently lost her parents in a car accident. Feeling very alone and friendless, Isabel befriends a stray robot dog named A.R.C.H.I.E. Though he looks like a normal dog, he is anything but. He can talk. He can run at blinding speed. He has super strength and x-ray vision. Isabel and A.R.C.H.I.E. become fast friends. She teaches him how to be a normal dog, while he helps her to fit in with the cool kid clique. Most of all, Isabel can confide in A.R.C.H.I.E. about what happened to her parents. A.R.C.H.I.E. can relate. He's never had a family, until now. As the summer progresses, things start to get tricky. Paul is up for re-election, and finds himself running against Veronica Taylor, who happens to be in cahoots with Burgertropolis, a national fast food franchise that has been trying to buy Paul out for years. What's worse, an evil man named Hugh Jablonski shows...Written by
Not a family movie masterpiece but hard to dislike.
This film falls firmly into a familiar category... A lonely young person befriended by a talking non-human. But if you go into it hoping for something on the level of E.T. you will be disappointed. A.R.C.H.I.E. feels more like a pilot episode of a TV series from ABC's old TGIF lineup in the 90s.
It's simple. It's innocent. It means no harm. Kids will like it. Adults won't be offended by it... and might even somewhat enjoy it thanks to the opportunity to hear Michael J Fox's voice. Ever since he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, he has done very little acting. So anyting from him is always welcome. Besides, sometimes fart jokes are funny.
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