• Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Hotel for Dogs

Release Date: January 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 28th, 2009

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 , Children

Production Co: Donners' Company, Montecito Picture Company

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Sister , 2000s , Rescue , Growing up , Amusing , Family , Sacrifice , Endearing , Madcap , Deception , Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a pretty lazy film in the creativity department save for the dogs. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At its best, the movie is a catalog of doggy stunts. show more

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