The Secret Life of Pets
Sit, stay, roll over
Village Jam Factory - Sunday 18 September 2016, 11:40am
Running time: 91m
Country: United States
Classification: G (Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour)
Release date: 15/09/16
Rating: 6.5/10 (ME 3/5, DP 3.5/5)
Jack Russell Max (Louis CK) lives an enjoyable life with his owner his owner in an apartment in New York City when his owner introduces him to his new 'brother' Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The pair don't get along, and when Max hatches a plan to get rid of Duke, the pair embark on an epic adventure to return home (see Finding Dory).
The Secret Life of Pets builds on a simple premise; pets around the city get up to all sorts of adventures while their owners are out all day. Despite an impressive performance voice cast (Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Steve Coogan) it's the eye-candy of the animation that is truly delightful. There are some darker moments here and some of the content could distress younger viewers, but it's a light enjoyable school holiday offering.