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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.

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Stephen Gaghan

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

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He's not just 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

Dame Emma Thompson's second voice acting performance in a live-action movie after Beauty and the Beast (2017), as well as her second time voice acting in a theatrical movie that's not from Disney, after Missing Link (2019). See more »

Goofs

When they arrive at Buckingham Palace (they actually arrive at Blenheim Palace), they are greeted by Guardsmen. The red plume indicates that they are Coldstream guards. However, the plume is on the wrong side of the bearskin, it should be on the right, and the buttons are wrong, they should be in pairs, one vertical line of buttons. 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 »

Connections

Remake of Doctor Dolittle (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Original
Performed by Sia
Written by Sia, Jesse Shatkin and Sean Douglas
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It's a WELSH accent NOT ENGLISH!
12 April 2020 | by mark-513-19320See all my reviews

Had to write a brief review as the level of ignorance regarding RDJ's accent is astounding.

As a Welshman I can say his attempt at a Welsh accent is not a bad effort at all. Like many places around the UK we have regional variaions but RDJ does a passable version of a South Wales Valleys accent and that is no mean feat.

As far as the plot is concerned you have to remember this is a family film that's full of CGI animals. Was it great? Not quite - but there was enough fun to enjoy if you could get past the the initial shock that Dolittle wasn't from England.

Sadly it seems this was too far out of some peoples comfort zones and because of that they missed the hidden meanings of the film which circled around friends and friendship.


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Language:

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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:

$223,343,452
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1.85 : 1
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