• 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, Deception, Endearing, Family, Growing up, Amusing, Brother, Rescue, Madcap, Sacrifice, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    A lively, funny, imaginative film that should appeal to kids and their pet-loving parents. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Kids will be as enthralled by this film as you were by the live-action Disney movies of the '70s. It doesn't get any sweeter than a roomful of mattresses with kids and dogs jumping on them. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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