The basic premise of Hotel for Dogs is two teens living in New York City in the foster care system who hide their pet dog from various "parents" and social workers. They eventually set up a doogy sanctuary for all the cities strays, get adopted and a lovely happy ever-after. Excuse while I find a bucket. For starters, no one in this film ever gets bitten, scratched or anything other than love from what are essentially wild animals! Also, I thought some of the humour was cruel, rather than actually funny and it's not exactly going to encourage anyone to take part in foster caring!
This was honestly one of the worst and most unrealisticly plotted films I've ever seen (most of). Poor Emma Roberts. In my eyes she's removed all possibility of ever being taken seriously, which is a shame as I really thought she had potential, at least as a teen actress in Wild Child, Aquamarine and Nancy Drew.
I just thought it was ridiculous, the characters were stereotyped and you could drive a bus through the plot holes. I'm well aware that I'm not any where near the target market but if you want a "heart-warming" animal/kid movie I can think of a lot of much better alternatives. Here are a few, by no means definitive, suggestions for you:
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