The Shaggy Dog


A harried attorney finds himself cuddling up to his wife and kids in his new role as the family pet after a dog bite turns him into a canine.

Year: 2006
Certificate: U
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Zena Grey, Spencer Breslin, Danny Glover, Robert Downey Jr., Joshua Leonard, Shawn Pyfrom

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Reviewer:  PM / girl / 8yr

Why did you want to watch the film/show?
Because I thought it would be really good; and I like dogs.

What was it about? (may contain spoilers)
It was about a dog and a man and the dog bit the man and the man turned into a dog. When he sleeps he turned back into a human and if someone treats him like a dog he turns back into a dog. People were getting blood from a ancient Chinese dog and injecting it into animals to make them do things like a dog. When the man was a dog they trapped him and he told the animals to push each other and at the end of the line was a snake and they got him out. But the naughty people zapped him. So then the snake let the chimp down and the chimp zapped the naughty people.

Did you like it?

Which part did you like the best?
When the chimp zapped the naughty people and when he was a dog and chased the cat.

Which part did you like the least?
The bit where the mum’s at work and the kids come in, cos it was boring.

Would you want to watch it again and why?
Yes, cos it’s really funny.

Parent’s notes:
Starring Buzz Lightyear and Tony Stark! This is a genuinely fun, all-round family film – silly at times but it got my two (age 8 and 9) laughing out loud a number of times. There are a few slower parts that spread out the story a bit but these don’t detract from the enjoyment. There are a couple of scenes in the court room and in the science labs that younger viewers may not fully understand, but the story itself is fairly straight forward to grasp.

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