Hotel for Dogs
- Original title
Hotel for Dogs
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United States
Jeff Lowell, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle (Novel: Lois Duncan)
Jake T. Austin,
DreamWorks Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / Cold Spring Pictures
Comedy | Animals. Dogs/Wolves. Family-friendly
- Movie Groups
Lois Duncan Adaptations
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on Lois Duncan's novel, the story revolves around two orphaned teenagers who hide dozens of stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. "Hotel for Dogs" is a comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When their new guardians forbid 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, from having a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce's talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday - and eventually for all Friday's friends. When barking dogs make the neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce use every invention they have to avoid anyone discovering "who let the dogs in."
- Critics' reviews
"A lively, funny, imaginative film that should appeal to kids and their pet-loving parents."
Connie Ogle: Miami Herald
"Hotel for Dogs is agreeable Saturday afternoon multiplex piffle - friendly, formulaic, completely harmless."
Ty Burr: Boston Globe
"The movie's best moments involve the pooches living in a once-elegant hotel. But the human dramas are less involving (...) it's hard to resist this lively, though predictable, family movie. (...) Rating: ★★ (out of four)."
Claudia Puig: USA Today
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