Film Review – Think Like A Dog (2020)

Have you ever wished you could talk to your pet? Well, anything is paw-sible this summer as Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox star in Think Like a Dog, the whimsical family comedy about a boy, his dog, and the science project that will change all their lives forever.

Starring Josh Duhamel (Transformers franchise), Megan Fox (Transformers franchise), Gabriel Bateman (Child’s Play, Playmobil: The Movie) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory, Trolls World Tour). Think Like a Dog is directed and written by Gil Junger (10 Things I Hate About You)

Synopsis
Twelve-year-old whizz-kid Oliver is a tech prodigy who accidentally creates a telepathic connection between him and his furry best friend Henry when his middle school science fair experiment goes awry. The new bond brings Oliver and Henry even closer together, as they join forces to solve problems at school and begin to rekindle his parents (Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox) marriage, with hilarious consequences.

But when a cyber-businessman (Kunal Nayyar) arrives on the scene who will stop at nothing to get hold of the breakthrough technology, Oliver and Henry are going to need the help of a crack team of adorable pooches to save the day…

With fast-paced comedy, adventure and a parade of paw-some pups, Think Like a Dog is the perfect summer holiday treat for the whole family.

Review
The film starts with the family dog, Henry, introducing us to the family. It did come across similar to Garfield at this point, and I wasn’t sure this was going to be a film for me. That being said, it became apparent very early on that my 8-year-old was thoroughly enjoying it.

And what child wouldn’t. This film has a family, a pet, a science project complete with a school bully, a young love interest and a villain. So a lot is jammed into this 90-minute film.

With a feel of “Ready Player One” to it, Oliver is good friends with Xiao who lives in China, he befriended him through their virtual reality gaming and it’s through this friendship that they can produce enough energy to create the telepath bond between Oliver and his dog Henry.

Kunal Nayyar, plays the part of a genius but, unlike the lovely sweet Raj we all know and love in Big Bang Theory, Kunal plays an evil cyber-businessman who has one real mean stare!

It’s a feel-good film, will light suspense and a happy ending. If you aren’t watching this film with a young family, I’m not sure you’ll enjoy it so much, it is very much aimed at the younger family audience.

Comedy, Drama | USA, 2020 | PG | 6th July 2020 (Digital HD), 20th July 2020 (DVD UK) | Lionsgate Films | Dir.Gil Junger | Gabriel Bateman, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Kunal Nayyar

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