“[to Emily] Isn’t technology amazing… People say it’s quite like magic, so if you’ll excuse me, I have some other people I need to help. After all, your not the only person in the world who “isn’t” looking for a pet ” – Mr. Bridwell
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A lonely young girl in a new school, wishes for a dog and gets a small red dog that grows immensely overnight.
My Take on it – Fun film that manages to capture the essence of the books and cartoons featuring this lovable dog.
The special effects are great and help enhance the believability of the possibility of having such a large dog roaming around the city or being stuck in an apartment.
John Cleese has a great supporting role as the magical Mr. Bridwell who seems to know much more than he lets on.
The cast of supporting characters are all fun to watch and help keep things enjoyable especially when they band together for a common cause.
The film has a great message about being different and it shines throughout.
The slapstick situations are a bit over-done and that actually takes away from things a bit even though this is a movie that is geared towards kids in general.
Love the scenes with the bubble ball which is quite fun to watch especially since it’s perfect for a dog this size to want to play with it.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mr Bridwell is named after the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” book series creator Norman Bridwell. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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