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This review is from: Snow Dogs (DVD)
If you caught the previews on TV you might have thought this was a fantasy film with talking dogs. Nope! There is a brief dream sequence with Cuba Gooding freezing and hallucinating about the dogs talking to him. The dream bit is entertaining, but the film is not a fantasy. Well, lets just say it is Hollywood's version of reality.
Cuba Gooding is his usual appealing self and James Coburn as Thunder Jack reminds us of why he was a popular star. Cuba Gooding plays a successful dentist in Florida who discovers he was adopted. His biological mother in Alaska has died and left him . . guess what? The dogs, of course. He sets off to visit Alaska and find his true self. The funniest scenes are when Cuba is learning to handle the dogs and drive a dog sled team. This is an ideal movie to watch with the kids. Mine laughed at the right places and were quiet in the right places. They gave it five stars. I am sure they will convince me to watch it with them again in a month or two. I can handle it.
There is an interactive game included on the disc that uses the remote to control a snowmobile. I had to wrestle with Sammy, my five-year-old, to get the remote back again. I won.