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PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
After moving into a foster home that forbids pets, siblings Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) must quickly find a home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful pair find an abandoned hotel, and with the help of Bruce's mechanical skills, turn it into a pooch paradise for Friday and a number of strays. But when the inevitable barking makes neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce must find a way to hide their canine haven from prying eyes.

Cast: Emma Roberts , Jake T. Austin , Lisa Kudrow , Kevin Dillon , Don Cheadle , Kyla Pratt , Johnny Simmons , Troy Gentile

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures

Hotel for Dogs: with Spanish Subtitles (2009)

Release Date: January 16th, 2009|1 hr. 40 min.

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fan reviews ( 30 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It's no great shakes as a film, but its combination of mild comedy, slapstick, pathos, many photogenic canines and a positive message will make it irresistible to families. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Between the dogged efforts of the kids to save strays and the antics of the dogs, it's hard to resist this lively, though predictable, family movie. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's sad to see a promising fantasy turn into yet another industrial-scale fantasy-delivery system that beats up on its audience with mindless intensity and undercuts its own humanity -- and caninity -- in the process. show more

  • December 06, 2009 Mahmoud968
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    hotel for dogs is nothing without emma roberts.However the film was so cool and i wasnt expecting to see a family movie which is that successful

  • March 09, 2009 missimin
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    I found this movie really enjoyable, it's happy, it's tear-jerking, it's happy again. I believed the relationship between Andi and her brother Bruce and really liked Don Cheadle. The foster parents were a little over the top but it is a comedy movie and some things will be larger than real life. In all a cute movie for kids and adults and how can you go wrong when Pedigree donates money to shelter dogs when you buy a ticket.

  • February 15, 2009 Videogamepro79
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    Hotel for Dogs is a funny and heartwarming film about two adopted kids who save every single dog they see. With a few laughs and cute dogs this is a great film for kids.

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In 2009, Emma Roberts starred in a movie about a girl who opens a hotel for dogs, aptly titled 'Hotel for Dogs.' But now, a math teacher in the U.K. has made it reality. Almost. Dave Roberts (no...

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