My kids are big animal lovers! So when we had the opportunity to screen The Secret Life of Pets, we jumped at it! The previews were a good tell of how much we would enjoy this movie. It was cute, relatable, and provided lots and lots of giggles!
This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we’re not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart) who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film, which was directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 2) and Yarrow Cheney. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
It is so fun to see what life is like through the eyes of our pets. My kids loved seeing the emotions they experience- the joy, the fear, the nervousness. The actors did a fantastic job bringing their pets to life on the big screen. My favorite character had to be Duke. I am a big Eric Stonestreet fan, so that definitely plays a part, but he is a master of the voice over. I also really enjoyed Duke’s back story. There was a lot of comedy and plenty of giggle worthy moments, but also a lot of heart. All the pets work together, despite their differences, to help find their friend Max. It is a sweet story, and it made me want a dog! 🙂
My family and I give The Secret Life Of Pets 2 paws up! See The Secret Life Of Pets in theaters everywhere today!