“Aww cuteness overload! That was pretty much the expectation going in, and pretty much what we got. The movie follows a group of NYC pets and their adventures during the day while their owners are away. Max who is absolutely loyal to his human, Katie, is taken aback when Katie unexpectedly brings home giant pup Duke. In trying to get rid of his new “”brother””, Max and Duke end up in trouble that they can only get out of with each other’s help. Aided by their neighborhood furry or featured friends, they make their way across the big city, averting the various big city dangers that befall them.
Yeah so basically it’s just a bunch of animals with celebrity voices being really cute. It’s a solid voice cast though: Louis CK, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Dana Carvey, Albert Brooks, Bobby Moynihan. Not a whole lotta depth to it, but it’s innocuous enough. Certainly enough to make me wanna race home to my two little critters. I’d say it keeps together better than Illumination’s signature Minions, but we’re still not up to Pixar level. Maybe on par with the good Dreamworks stuff. Pet people and animal lovers of all types will appreciate it at least on some level. Just careful taking your kids to this if they don’t have pets already, cause they’ll just end up wanting one.
The Secret Life of Pets – \m/ \m/ \m/”