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Dolittle (2020)

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A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

Director:

Stephen Gaghan

Writers:

Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Dr. John Dolittle
Antonio Banderas ... King Rassouli
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Blair Müdfly
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Thomas Badgley
Jessie Buckley ... Queen Victoria
Harry Collett ... Tommy Stubbins
Emma Thompson ... Poly (voice)
Rami Malek ... Chee-Chee (voice)
John Cena ... Yoshi (voice)
Kumail Nanjiani ... Plimpton (voice)
Octavia Spencer ... Dab-Dab (voice)
Tom Holland ... Jip (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Kevin (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Barry (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Betsy (voice)
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Storyline

After his wife's death, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) decided to hide from the world with his beloved animals. But he has to take a journey to a mysterious island to find a healing tree, which is the only medicine that can help the dying Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) in Buckingham Palace.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's just not a people person.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert Downey Jr. plays the role of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), and Sherlock Holmes 3 (2021). Ralph Fiennes played Holmes's nemesis James Moriarty in Holmes & Watson (2018). Ralph Ineson played a character called Vince in Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017). See more »

Goofs

The pellet removed from the squirrel at the start of the film is clean. It should have had blood residue on it. See more »

Quotes

Poly: Sit down, John.
Dr. John Dolittle: Don't embarrass me in front of my crew.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are set in a gallery of paintings/portraits of Dolittle and his crew. See more »


Soundtracks

Original
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler), Jesse Shatkin and Sean Douglas
Performed by Sia
Produced by Jesse Shatkin
Sia appears courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Music
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User Reviews

 
An Enjoyable Watch for Anyone
1 June 2020 | by mj-27179See all my reviews

You get what you expect with this film - easy to watch and a good laugh from start to finish. As family friendly as a film gets. The cast (both in person and voice over) are of the highest calibre and this only adds to the quality.

A note on Downey Jr's Doctors accent - it is a South Wales accent. Not only did I pick up on this immediately, but I would know... being Welsh and having the very accent myself. He pulls it off with a more than decent attempt.

To summarise - very good viewing.


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Country:

USA | China | UK | Japan

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,844,045, 19 January 2020

Gross USA:

$77,047,065

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,521,448
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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