Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dog Days Review - 2½ Stars
Love, romance and dogs combine for easy fun in the late summer comedy "Dog Days." Unlike most dog movies, these pups don't talk, but bark, whimper and wag their tails. The stories - of which there are many - include a new mother, who farms her dog out to her freewheeling brother, a family who adopts a little girl and finds a lost dog, an old man and a young friend looking for said lost dog, and... you get the idea. Plus there's a local TV hostess and her new cohost, whose dogs pave the way for romance, and the coffee shop barista with an interest in a handsome veterinarian, while missing the attraction of a dog rescue charity worker. "Dog Days" includes a dozen or so lesser known actors and actresses. I especially liked Nina Dobrev and Ron Cephas Jones. Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria and Rob Corddry admirably fill their story lines. "Dog Days," rated PG, 2½ stars. Does it deliver what it promises? Dog-centric lite fare. Is it entertaining? Easy to watch. Is it worth the price of admission? A dog lovers delight.