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Think Like a Dog (2020)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 July 2020 (UK)
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A 12-year-old tech prodigy's science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.

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Gil Junger

Writer:

Gil Junger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Bateman ... Oliver
Josh Duhamel ... Lukas
Megan Fox ... Ellen
Madison Horcher ... Sophie
Minghao Hou ... Xiao (as Neo Hooo)
Izaac Wang ... Li
Dillon Ahlf ... Brayden
Billy 4 Johnston Billy 4 Johnston ... Nicholas
Kunal Nayyar ... Mr. Mills
Janet Montgomery ... Bridget
Julia Jones ... Agent Munoz
Bryan Callen ... Agent Callen
Lara Grice ... Ms. Shackley
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Principal Harris
Will Junger Will Junger ... Will
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A 12-year-old tech prodigy's science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school. Written by Gil Junger

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for rude and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Reunites Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox after appearing together in the Transformers franchise. See more »

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The story takes place in 2019 and Ollie is 12 years old, so his parents got married no later than 2007. However, the recording used for their wedding dance song was first released in 2014. See more »

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References The Big Bang Theory (2007) See more »

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For adults watching this movie with your kids...
18 June 2020 | by agsconsulting2874See all my reviews

OK, it's a kids' movie, so kids will probably like it much more than I did.

My initial expectations had to be lowered significantly as the movie progressed. If you actively engage in a willing suspension of disbelief it will help. The movie is average, but in many places tries too hard to be something more. And the pace reminded me of someone trying to drive a stick shift for the first time.

The plot is one that has been used before in some form or another: talking dog as a result of a science experiment gone awry; greedy bad guy tries to steal the technology; you know the rest -- no need for spoilers here.

If you tend to easily spot plot holes, or cheesy gimmicks, you will be kept painfully busy. The happy ending, in addition to being predictable, was less than satisfying.

If you're able to put all of the adult thinking aside for 90 minutes, you might actually enjoy the movie.


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China | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2020 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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$373,406
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