The Shaggy Dog
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A district attorney switches between human and sheepdog form after being bitten by a 300 year-old Tibetan Bearded Collie.
Brigette: A man must find a way to set things right after an accident turns him into a dog.
Morgan: A not-very-good dad/husband turns into a dog after he gets bitten by a non-ageing shaggy dog.
Gable: A father is bitten by an ageless dog, thus turning himself into a dog, which leads to multiple incidents.
Brigette, Morgan & Gable: Comedy/Family
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Dave Douglas because he provided the most laughs.
Brigette: Carly because she stood up for what she believed in.
Morgan: Dave only because he tried to solve things.
Gable: Dave because he changed his ways so that he spent more time with his own family and less time at work.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Dr. Kozak because he was selfish and greedy.
Brigette: Dr. Gwen Lichtman because she didn’t seem to believe in scientific ethics.
Morgan: Dr. Kozak because he was greedy.
Gable: Dr. Kozak for a reason I cannot say.
How was the casting?
Pete: Some big name actors mixed with some lesser knowns, but everyone did an amazing job.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately with a very dramatic opening and kept me entertained and laughing throughout.
Brigette: It got my attention right away and wasn’t nearly as lame as I’d anticipated.
Morgan: I thought it was pretty funny almost from the very beginning and that caught my attention the whole way through.
Gable: It was intense from the start and it had a good message but, before I started watching the film, I thought it was going to be super lame and go nowhere. I was proved wrong!
Pete: “In our house, a lick doesn’t count as an apology” – Dave Douglas
Brigette: “You know, if I was putting your physics teacher in jail, you’d be thrilled.” – Dave
Morgan: “Wish I could buy you an ice-cream, but I’ve got paws and don’t have a wallet because I’m actually nude right now.” –Dave
Gable: “Just because something looks ridiculous doesn’t mean it’s not true. It just takes more courage to believe in it.” – Carly
How was the soundtrack?
Have you watched other films by the same director/actor?
Pete: Of the few films I’ve seen with Tim Allen this is probably my favorite.
How was the ending?
Pete: Heartwarming and uplifting.
Morgan: I thought it was good.
Gable: Happy and satisfying, which is always nice for the end of such a nice film.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Remain true and focused on the people you care about.
Brigette: Your family should be your top priority.
Morgan: Sometimes it takes a while for you to realize that you need to solve a problem.
Gable: You can always change for the better, even if the current circumstances are pressing.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Dog lovers.
Brigette: Families whose priorities are out of whack and animal activists.
Morgan: Slack dads/husbands.
Gable: People who enjoyed films such as Freaky Friday, because this film is just like that but with dogs instead of mothers.
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Flying Dog Brewery’s The Truth Imperial IPA
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Buddhist Temple Interior
If you had the ability to change into any animal at will, which animal would you choose?