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The Shaggy Dog
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08.15.2006 By: Sturdy
The Shaggy Dog order
Director:
Brian Robbins

Actors:
Tim Allen
Robert Downey Jr.
Kristin Davis

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A man gets bitten by a mysterious dog and finds himself randomly turning into a canine. He must find a way to rid himself of his problem, foil an evil plot by an evil businessman and still keep his family together.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I really didnít like the firs incarnation of SHAGGY DOG and the second didnít really do anything to impress me either. Iíve definitely seen worse childrenís comedies, but this effort just seemed weak and unoriginal.

One of its problems is that it focuses entirely too much on Tim Allen. We have to watch him act like a dog for 99 minutes while actual cute dogs are pushed to the side. Iím not the biggest Tim Allen fan in the world and I found myself sick of his antics pretty soon into the film. Also, I enjoyed Robert Downey jr. acting like a dog much more than Timís. Robert was funny and a few arrests ago, Robert couldíve gotten the lead role and done well with it. The rest of the adult cast gave mediocre performances and the children did a decent job. And ever since DISNEYíS THE KID, Spencer Breslin has managed to appear in virtually every Disney movie. Iím not sure how I feel about that.

The original SHAGGY DOG had a deep, cold war plot that was completely out of place in the film. Iím happy to say that the new version has abandoned all political attempts and instead focuses on a clichť evil-doer scheme that is not thought out and not quite evil enough to scare the younginís. Thereís not much of a plot, and again, this is all a clever ruse to see Tim Allen act like a dog. There arenít many special effects to speak of and nothing of any importance to point out on the directing front. Basically, this is a run-of-the-mill kidís movie.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary with Brian Robbins and David Hoberman: These guys talk a lot, but donít actually say anything of any interest. They keep it going, but I just didnít care about anything they were talking about. It was obviously kid-friendly, although I donít want to meet the kid that would actually listen to a commentary like this.

Deleted Scenes (4:19): Thereís a lot of overlapping with the film on these and thereís nothing of any interest here. It was actually hard to even notice these werenít in the movie.

Bone-Tickling Bloopers (2:23): The move wasnít funny and neither are the bloopers. Again, more Tim Allen acting stupid and not enough cute dogs.

Bark-along Bone-us feature (2:22): This is a collection of dogs barking aimed at the family dog. My dogs were not amused and I found it highly annoying.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Overall, I think you would have to be a big Tim Allen fan to enjoy this film. I canít speak for kids, but maybe they would like to see a grown man act like a dog. Other than that, I canít see a reason to pick this one up. Also, Iíd like to point out that I went the entire review without making one, dog-gone punÖerrÖ
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