The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
August 6, 2016 10:29 AM - Subscribe

A terrier named Max's quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray, who Max instantly dislikes.
posted by ellieBOA (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I thought this was pretty charming. I've found it very interesting that the people I know who disliked are all people who've never had pets...
posted by TwoStride at 5:55 PM on August 6, 2016 [2 favorites]

We aw this at a drive-in movie theater last weekend. It was an enjoyable movie. FAR more enjoyable than the snoozefest Bourne movie that followed it. The story is exactly as predictable as you might imagine, but the great voice work more than makes up for it.
posted by chazlarson at 8:59 AM on August 7, 2016

We went with friends and their three year old. Everyone loved it! I was surprised that the three year old was a) not overly scared by some of the intense scenes (hawk, sewers) and b) engaged for the full length of the movie.

I do think it's much funnier if you have pets/have spent a lot of time observing animals.

My favourite line was by the old basset hound: "You may have lots of time, but for me very breath's a cliffhanger."
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:25 PM on August 7, 2016

I loved Albert Brooks as the Tiberius.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:58 AM on August 10, 2016

I saw this right after my 16-year-old cat died, so the "owners coming home" montage just wrecked me. Overall, it was much better than I had expected it to be.
posted by candyland at 2:02 PM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

That part made me tear up too, was really touching. I'm sorry about your cat :(
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:27 PM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

Popping in late to say that I'm so glad I wasn't the only one tearing up when the owners came home!
posted by redsparkler at 6:14 PM on December 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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