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Hotel For Dogs Movie Review
Hotel For Dogs Movie Is Family Fun!
Hotel for Dogs. Take five children, add 100 stray dogs and an abandoned hotel and what do you have? A family adventure comedy movie that opened in movie theatres on January 19th, 2009. On this page you will find information about the movie, the two main actors Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin, links to Hotel for Dogs movie reviews and links to movie merchandise which includes lots of books, the movie soundtrack and the gorgeous plush dogs by FAO Schwarz!
The Hotel for Dogs story? When 16 year old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) are placed in a foster home which does not allow pets, Andi has to think quickly to find a home for their dog, Friday. The find an abandoned hotel and turn it into a home for Friday and then for all the strays they find in the city. Soon enough the hotel is a magical place to be for both themselves and the dogs but what about the police...
"These days it's kind of refreshing to see a story like this told in live action, rather than in animated form. It's a bit of a throwback to the great family movies of the '60s and '70s, like The Nutty Professor and The Shaggy Dog. There's something special and magical going on."
~~ Producer Ivan Reitman
Who let the dogs in???
Hotel For Dogs was released in theaters in North America on January 16, 2009 and to DVD and blu-ray on April 28, 2009.
Hotel For Dogs Movie Trailer Number 1
Hotel For Dogs Movie Trailer Number 2
Shep Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz
Who Is Emma Roberts?
Emma Roberts appears as Andi. Formerly from Rhinebeck, New York, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. She has appeared in Nancy Drew, Unfabulous (a Nickelodeon comedy), The Winning Season (as a high school basketball player), Lymelife (a coming-of age story, Blow (as Johnny Depp and Pelopepe Cruz's daughter) and in Big Love, a Sundance short film. In 2009, Emma will also be seen in the film 'Wild Child' in which she will portray a spoiled Malibu princess who is sent to an English boarding school.
Shep, a beautiful border collie, cannot stand things that are untidy or disogranized!
Unfortunately, Amazon has Shep marked 'Currently Unavailable.' Unfortunately, that is the case for most of the Hotel For Dogs plush toys. However, I have left the links on this page in case they do receive some more stock.
Who Is Jake T. Austin?
Jake T. Austin, born December 12, 1994 in New York. He is the youngest sibling, Max. He appeared on Wizards of Waverly Place and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. He has also don voice over work and has been heard on 'Go, Diego, Go," Everyone's Hero and The Ant Bully and has sang on the musical CDs Diego, Dora & Friends Animal Jamboree Album and Dora's Fiesta Album. His next project is The Perfect Game.
A Place The World Forgot...
An Old Hotel...
A Dream Two Kids Bring to Life!
"The whole affair is breezy and easygoing, and the dozens of dogs are all really, really adorable, even more so than the orphans."
Romeo Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz
Romeo is not the most handsome dog in the group but he is a real lover!
Cooper Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz
Is the world a chew toy? To Cooper, it is chewable whether it is a bone or a $200 shoe!
Hotel For Dogs Movie Reviews - The following links will take you to more great movie reviews for Hotel For Dogs.
- Wood Blogs Reviews Hotel for Dogs
THE BOTTOM LINE: As I've done before, I consider what type of movie this is and its target audience and that this isn't going to be nominated for any major awards, but it's a very good and fun movie, so I'm giving it 7.0 out of 10.
- GetGMovie Review Hotel for Dogs Movie Review
The fun of Hotel for Dogs from an adult perspective is watching the trained animals perform. They're clearly the stars of this movie, and Friday in particular worth the price of admission if you have a soft spot for man's best friend.
- Hotel for Dogs Movie Review by Munster Express
In this family comedy-adventure, 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.
Buy Your Copy of Hotel for Dogs
"Hotel for Dogs is heartwarming and inspirational, a fun family movie." - Wood Blogs
Hotel For Dogs Book by Lois Duncan
The Walkers move to a new town and stay with an aunt who has an allergy...to dogs! Andi and Bruce love dogs, meet a stray and turn an abandoned house into a hotel for dogs. As more and more dogs arrive, the secret grows out of control. Can they keep their hotel going? Recommended for 9 to 12 year olds.
Links To More Great Reading About The Movie Hotel For Dogs
- Hotel For Dogs Official Movie Site | In Theaters January 16, 2009
Hotel for Dogs: In Theaters January 16, 2009. Directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on the book by best-selling author Lois Duncan, Hotel for Dogs, stars Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle, Kyla Pratt, and Jake T. Austin in a smart
- David Strick's Hollywood Backlot
Hotel for Dogs in the making -- this site contains numerous pictures of the filming of this movie. I found the site a little slow or awkward but the pictures are fantastic! You will not be disappointed if you are curious about the making of this movi
Hotel for Dogs The Movie Storybook
A retelling of the story recommended for ages 5-9 and illustrated with color pictures from the movie throughout.
Lenny Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz
Lenny is a gentleman even though he weighs in at 160 pounds!
Which Dog Are You? A Free Quiz.
Follow this link to a list of twenty questions and find out which of the cool Hotel for Dogs characters you most resemble. Fun!
- Hotel For Dogs Which Dog Are You Quiz
Hotel for Dogs is an awesome new movie that stars some really cool dogs. But which dog are you most like? Take this quiz to find out! It named me Cooper (the bulldog) because I will eat anything and I have an uncanny ability for making a mess.
Every Stray Will Have It's Day!
Juliet Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz
Juliet was dirty and matted when she was living on the streets but she enjoyed a complete makeover at the Hotel for Dogs.
Henry Plush Dog by FAO Schwarz
Henry looks big and tough but he is a pussy cat underneath that tough exterior!
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- Collectible Marc Tetro Coffee Mugs
Love the Canadian images on these Marc Tetro mugs! Some of his most popular images include dogs!