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The Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life of Pets at IMDB


The kids (15 and 11) enjoyed it. And they needed to be out of the house last night anyway. I struggled to find things that were funny. There was one scene that looked like Minions animators had watched a Sausage Party trailer, thought back to Cloud Cukoo Land in _The Lego Movie_, and then channeled Busby Berkeley. Dancing sausages wearing Josephine Baker gherkin skirts with pools of mustard and ketchup and cheerfully being consumed by dogs. That was a rare bright spot in this otherwise forgettable film.

Many of the trailers looked like they are for even worse films.