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Issue: Summer 2009

Hotel for Dogs movie review

Give the Dogs a Home

A group of children create a spa-like home for homeless dogs in a deserted hotel.

In the tradition of thousands of made-for-short-people films, Hotel for Dogs is the story of insufficiently loved children and animals. It features the obligatory boy and girl on the cusp of adulthood to provide a disinfected love interest, and a quirky sibling -- this one a wizard at invention.

This a film that mum or dad can safely send the kids to without their being exposed to unnecessary violence, adult themes, or intellectual stimulation.

Fun, frolic, furry friends and a happy ending.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 2009
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Title: Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Written by: Jeff Lowell &Robert Schooley & Mark McCorkle (screenplay), Lois Duncan(book)
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
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The Players: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon

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