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HOTEL FOR DOGS
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Troy Gentile, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Ajay Naidu, Eric Edelstein, Robinne Lee, Yvette Nicole Brown, Andre Ware, Jonathan Klein
Director: Thor Freudenthal
USA & UK: 100 mins
USA Rated: PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor
UK Certificate: U contains mildly scary moments, mild language and slapstick violence
USA Release Date: 16 January 2009
UK Release Date: 13 February 2009
UK Release Date: 7/8 February 2009 (Limited Release - previews)
Based on the book by Lois Duncan, HOTEL FOR DOGS is a family comedy-adventure where Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T Austin) live in a strictly no-pets household and are fast running out of ways to keep their perpetually hungry dog, Friday, under wraps. When they accidentally stumble on an abandoned hotel that is already home to a couple of resourceful strays, Andi comes up with an ingenious plan.
She taps Bruce's mechanical genius for turning everyday objects into mechanical marvels, and, with the help of their friends in the neighborhood, transform the down-and-out hotel into a magical dog paradise - not only for Friday, but for every stray they can find.
But when the barking dogs make the neighbors and the suddenly out-of-work local dog catchers suspicious, Andi and Bruce have to use every invention at their disposal to prevent them from finding out "who let the dogs in."
Besides Roberts and Austin, HOTEL FOR DOGS features a comedy ensemble that includes Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in this smart, funny family adventure that demonstrates just how far love and imagination can take you.