Old Dogs (2009 Film) Review

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Old Dogs is now an old movie, ironically one I don’t think I’ve heard of until recently. You would think a movie that stars John Travolta and Robin Williams would be memorable to my knowledge, but it definitely flew under my radar. It was also a Disney movie, which is another head scratcher.

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The movie is about two best friends named Dan and Charlie. They are businessmen and single bachelors. While they don’t have much long-term success with the ladies, they do have a rather impressive knack for business.

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They get a contract with a Japanese company, and all things seem pretty good. Charlie is good about impressing the Japanese businessmen with humorous stories, while Dan does well with the boring business details. A lot is riding on the deal going through. Things get rather awkward when Dan meets his ex-wife from a very short marriage.

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Turns out during his brief marriage, he fathered two twins who are now quite grown. With a new aspect of fatherhood in his lap, Dan will now have to juggle his son and daughter and his business life. But will he be a good dad or a good businessman?

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I think the reason I had never heard of Old Dogs for over 10 years was that it’s not a very good film. It seems like a good idea, and there are a few funny moments, but it’s predictable and bland in many other parts of the movie. This is definitely a huge mistake done by Robin Williams and John Travolta. Though I did think it was kind of sweet that John Travolta’s real life daughter plays Robin Williams’ daughter in the movie.

Score: C-

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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