Dr. Dolittle (1998) 1998 PG-13 CC

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The wild and woolly adventures of the one and only vet who can talk to the animals.

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt
Runtime:
1 hour 26 minutes

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Dr. Dolittle (1998)

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Genres Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
Director Betty Thomas
Starring Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt
Supporting actors Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Richard Schiff, Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Tambor, Kyla Pratt, Raven-Symoné, Steven Gilborn, Erik Dellums, June Christopher, Cherie Franklin, Mark Adair-Rios, Don Calfa, Arnold F. Turner, Kay Yamamoto, Kellye Nakahara, Beth Grant, Yule Caise
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

A good, and very funny family flick.
Darren Cambey
This movie is rated PG-13, which tells you up front that it has content that is considered inappropriate for young children.
S. Brown
I really like this movie because of Eddie Murphy, I think he is so funny.
Helen Mc Gill

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Brown on January 10, 2007
Format: DVD
Just a note to those who were uncomfortable watching this film with their children; movies have ratings for a reason. This movie is rated PG-13, which tells you up front that it has content that is considered inappropriate for young children. In this case, it is crude humor.
What I don't understand is why they made a movie with a story line aimed at a young audience, and then inclduded content that earned it a rating that recommends that a young audience shouldn't see it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JediMack on June 26, 2003
Format: DVD
This is a movie I bought first, primarily for the kids because of the reviews. No one ever asked to watch it a second time. I say this because one of my kids was watching the Lion King last night, for the umpteenth time. So yes, I agree that eddie murphy impressed me again with his talent... but it just didn't grab my kids, 3 boys and 2 girls. I had to give it a good rating of 3 rather than a 2 to encourage the making of good movies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I don't care what any of those fops say about not buying this video. It's hilarious, my daughter just loves it and when she calls for me, Momma, I say, I'm not your Momma! - ala the scene where the egg hatches - at which she falls down in uproarious laughter and has become a big family joke. I think Eddy Murphy is hilarious and I couldn't live without that Guinea pig! Indelible! Shut the hell up about Rex Harrison. No one cares. My life is too serious all day to not be able to chill out with a fun movie once in a while.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 1998
Format: VHS Tape
We laughed so hard watching this movie! It was fun-filled and fresh. Definitely a movie to watch with your kids...but get some tasty, buttered popcorn and icy-cold soda for refreshments BEFORE the movie starts so you don't miss a thing! It's great to watch Eddie Murphy in this entertaining role. This movie has a nice family appeal to it. We highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Batica on January 10, 2003
Format: DVD
Based on the children's story and brought to life in a new way, Eddie Murphy in DR DOOLITTLE is a cute kids comedy and a pretty good comedy in general. And there's a lot of funny parts with the animals in this movie and it's very touching as well.
As a kid, John Doolittle (Murphy) didn't have too many friends but the friends he did have were special to hum because he was the only who could understand him. Why? Because they were animals. He could talk to and understand animals. But after he got in trouble for talking with the family dog, he was forced to stop talking to animals. Now as an adult, after an accident where he hit a dog, he realizes that he heard the dog talk to him. Now he realizes that he still has his gift and now it's a question if he can keep his sanity and if he can do the right thing and help everyone that needs him, including the animals.
This one is really cute and kids will love this one. Plus it's pretty funny as well. And of course there are plenty of other celebrities pitching their voices for this movie like Pee Wee Herman, Chris Rock, Norm McDonald, Jenna Elfman, John Leguizamo and Albert Brooks to name a few. The soundtrack to this movie is also very good as well with Aaliyah, All Saints, Wu-Tang's Raekwon and more.
The kids will love this one and this a good comedy for the entire family. It's very clean and there isn't any swearing or any adult themes at all. It's a very fun movie. Check out DR DOOLITTLE and don't forget to check out DR DOOLITTLE 2. Enjoy this family comedy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Many people might say of Dr. Doolittle that it was a perfect family movie. I completely disagree. I found few jokes in the movie that were not rectal jokes, and even less that were funny. I do like Eddie Murphy and believe he has done some truly great work, but this is not him at his best. There is absolutely no creativity with the humor and there is so much that could have been done with this movie. I must say that the saddest part of this movie is that it had to be rated PG-13. Why couldn't they have just kept it clean like the good old movie classic with Rex Harrison?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 1998
Format: VHS Tape
The movie is a laugh out loud funny as heck movie. The Guinea Pig is the most funniest thing in the movie! This is the best movie you will ever see in your entire life so go buy it/ rent it today and you'll get your moneys worth! Go watch the movie and you will thank me for putting all this great stuff in this review of "Dr. Dolittle". This may not be good for your kids because of crude humor and language. But over all its pretty good!!! Thanks for reading!!!
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By Shirley Wilhite on October 7, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
When my grandchildren brought over to my house the movie Dr. Dolittle, I shuddered to think what kind of language might be on the video. I kept my hand on the remote control, ready to change channels at the first sign of Eddy Murphy's colorful lanugage from his past movies. But I was surprised to see that wasn't to be. Most of the language my grandchildren didn't understand anyway but they enjoyed watching the animals talk.
The Dr. Dolittle movie is a great escape from our everyday life routine. I have watched this movie about 15 times and each time I crack up laughing at the scene where Eddy Murphy (John) wakes up in bed and realizes something is crawling on his chest. John lifts the sheet to find Rodney (the family's guinea pig). John lets out a terrifying scream.
John along with his two partners are trying to sell their medical practice for a large sum of money. John is married to a very supportive wife and they have two kids. Pressures from the sell of the practice and all of the talking animals are taking a toll on poor John. Everyone thinks John is cracking up. John checks into a medical center. One thing after another happens, which I will not reveal because you need to watch this movie yourself.
John medically treats the talking animals anywhere from plucking a twig from an owl"s wing to operating on a lion. Eddy Murphy could not have done such a good job without all of the star menagerie voices of: Chris Rock, John Lequizamo, Norm MacDonald, Albert Books, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres. Talking animal movies have been done before but they are what makes this movie seem exceptionally funny.
Dr. Dolittle is a "must" see movie, there is a moral to the story. It can teach children that just because you might be "different" does not mean you are "weird".
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