Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 9/25/2012
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Tom Seidman
Producer: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, Paul Bales
Director: Sam Mendoti
Runtime: 90 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Shannon Elizabeth, Haylie Duff, Jason Brooks
A boy befriends a litter of homeless Golden Retrievers. Together, they help stop a bank robbery just in time for Christmas.
This heartwarming story features a mother Golden Retriever and her five puppies which your family will enjoy. The puppies are Rory, Jumper, Tinkle, Snoozer and Scarf. This is one which can be enjoyed at the holidays or anytime, especially if you are a dog lover. The movie features humorous moments such as when the puppies play a "silence" game to see how long they can go without saying something and none of them last long.
Young Oliver has busy parents who work all the time. His dad always misses his soccer games and Mom is always headed out the door for her job in real estate. When Oliver discovers some abandoned puppies (the parents of the house left the home owing money) he can't bring himself to sell them as his friends ask. His friends have just accepted him into their gang but Oliver falls for the puppies and is determined to help them track down their mother. She was taken by an animal shelter and she longs to be reunited with her brood. When Oliver lets his parents know he wants the mother Golden Retriever for Christmas because he can at least spend time with her and her puppies, they begin to realize just how busy they have been. A thief gets the gang involved in plans for a bank heist at Christmas and it looks like Oliver might be the only one who can save the day.
This Christmas movie is recommended for its themes of the importance of family spending time together and fighting for a good cause.
Language: G/OMG-1; Dork-1; Idiot-2; Butt/Stinky Butt-2; Moron-1; Shut up-1; Buggers-1
Violence: A kid punches other kid in arm; a kid kicks soccer balls and hits thief in the head several times until he is knocked out.
Other: The tenants of a house leave and abandon their dogs before they are evicted; teens enter an abandoned house to play video games; a boy whose parents are always gone finally becomes upset and talks back to them but they realize their neglect; Dogs are interested in small puppies as a "meal" but they are run off; kids try to get other kid to unknowingly steal a necklace but everything works out okay; it's stated someone wants to buy puppies for dog skins; dog pees on carpet.