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This review is from: Firehouse Dog (Full Screen Edition) (DVD)
This is a good old fashioned family movie about a boy and a dog, and of course, like all shaggy dog tales, the mutt is the star. Celebrity dog Rexxx (note the x's) chucks in his glamorous poodle-filled life to become a firehouse dog, the only fringe benefits being that he can chase the fire-engine and investigate a lot of hydrants.
He adopts a young boy named Shane, who is rather unwilling at first, but after some aerial acrobatics, a few search and rescues and a lot of canine flatulence, Shane finally gets around to appreciating Rexxx, even though he mistakenly believes his name to be Dewey. "Dewey" soon rises to the rank of mascot, and is duly appreciated by the humans, especially the inhabitants of the Dogpatch Fire Station, who although friendly enough, don't seem to be the sharpest tools in the shed.
There are two other stories filling out the movie, one being the relationship between Shane and his firefighter father, and the other being the mystery of the curiously contagious conflagrations in the Dogpatch area.
Corny and cheesy in places, but never whiny, this is a movie you can watch with small kids (your teenagers may be otherwise occupied), but as you will see, the star of this movie is undoubtedly the hot mutt.
Amanda Richards, September 1, 2007
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Initial post: Sep 2, 2007 12:25:10 PM PDT
This sounds sweet. Good to see they're making child-friendly movies.
Posted on Sep 2, 2007 1:43:08 PM PDT
Matthew G. Sherwin says:
"Canine flatulence?" You reviewed a movie starring me AGAIN? Oh, Amanda, you should be ashamed of yourself.....
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 2:27:19 PM PDT
Wouldn't have watched this if it weren't for the young'un
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 2:29:22 PM PDT
What can I say? You're my role model :)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 7:11:55 PM PDT
Matthew G. Sherwin says:
LOL You go, girl! SMILES
Posted on Sep 3, 2007 5:27:06 AM PDT
! Metamorpho ;) says:
Have an idea for a new movie. Rexxx gets stranded in Ice Age and Shane gets Pinocchio to commission Antz for a rescue mission. Work with me on this Amanda. We could make millions.
Love the diversity of your reviews.
Your impeccable Metamorpho
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2007 6:28:04 AM PDT
I'll get right on it!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2007 5:12:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 26, 2007 5:13:27 AM PDT
"Rocky Raccoon" says:
LOL Take that one to Hollywood! Who knows.
Great, tight review Amanda. I think it's a fun movie, but the serious scenes work better than the funny ones. Overall, it leaves a nice after effect for the viewer. I don't mind sharing I liked watching this movie.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2007 5:53:03 AM PDT
That's cause you're man enough to admit you watch kid's movies :)
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