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The Shaggy Dog (DVD)

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Knowing he ain’t half as funny as what 8 year olds have been mind tricked into thinking he is, and knowing he’ll be a VP of Disney in a couple of years – if he already isn’t – watching Tim Allen’s film just, well, makes you feel kinda dirty. In fact, watching any Allen film feels wrong. I mean, he’s always the same; he never brings much to the table and admit it, all his films are half-cooked redo’s of earlier, better films


“The Shaggy Dog”
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr, Kristin Davis, Spencer Breslin, Danny Glover

Knowing he ain’t half as funny as what 8 year olds have been mind tricked into thinking he is, and knowing he’ll be a VP of Disney in a couple of years – if he already isn’t – watching Tim Allen’s film just, well, makes you feel kinda dirty. In fact, watching any Allen film feels wrong. I mean, he’s always the same; he never brings much to the table and admit it, all his films are half-cooked redo’s of earlier, better films.

“Shaggy Dog” is no exception – it’s a contemporary retool of the ol’ Fred MacMurray comedy about a wannabe D.A that inadvertently turns into a sheepdog at the most inopportune of times, that although tolerable and apologetically entertaining in parts, is just another example of just how dark corporates crap. From wasting good A-listers – my god, what is Robert Downey Jr doing in this!! – because well, Disney have the money to do so, to pushing kids buttons with ‘middle-aged man grows tail’ jokes, it really is quite a sad affair. But again, your little one probably won’t mind…. Nor notice that Allen is actually having forty winks in some of his scenes.
Extras include deleted scenes, a music video & bloopers.

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Reviewer : Clint Morris

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The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.
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