See Spot Run

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: +1/2

The dogs of Bleeker Street are a notorious challenge, but postal carrier Gordon (David Arquette) relishes the challenge of outwitting the canines. An even bigger challenge for Gordon is getting his attractive neighbor Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) to take him seriously. But when she has to go out of town on business, Gordon thinks he can score points by babysitting her six-year-old son, James (Angus T. Jones). But when the regular babysitter comes down with food poisoning, Gordon faces a bigger challenge than expected. Meanwhile, the FBIs top canine, Agent Eleven, has bitten too deeply into mob drug deals and has a price on his head. When a dognapping plan is attempted, Eleven goes into hiding - in Gordons truck. To the delight of James and Gordons shock, Eleven becomes their new pet, Spot. And while Stephanie faces numerous challenges to getting home, Gordon and James face the challenge of loosing up the serious dog. However, the mob and the FBI are still looking for the hound. Filled with slapstick action and physical comedy, SEE SPOT RUN is doggone good fun.

Although somewhat predictable, the film enjoys playing straight with its unusual story. The mob hitmen worry about their image among peers when contracted to "whack" a dog. And Agent Eleven is so serious about his FBI training that he can't loosen up to play like a normal dog. But as he transforms, Gordon also transforms from irresponsible goof to friend and possible parent material for James. But the show is not without blemishes. Crude juvenile humor about flatulence occurs several times, including an incident with a lighted match. And one scene has Gordon step and later fall in dog droppings. Some questionable comments and jokes are also made about testicular injury and surgery. Slapstick scenes include Gordon receiving violent electrical shocks from a dog collar and the destruction of pet store displays as Eleven outwits the mob killers. The dialogue also features some crude and rough language but this dog and his boys story earns a borderline recommendation for ages 8 and older.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Warner Bros., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 90015

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several (8) times - Mild 4, moderate 4

Obscene Language: Few (4) times - Other

Profanity: Few (4) times - Regular 2 (G); exclamatory 2 (OMG)

Violence: Many times - Mild and moderate (Implied dog bites mans crotch, gun threats, dogs chase man, mannequin explodes, chases, fire hydrant broken, electric shock, pushing, mud splatters woman, fall from window, slapstick falls/trips in pet mart, property destruction, small dog attacks man)

Sex: None

Nudity: Near Nudity - Few times (low cut blouse, man in T-shirt implied pantless)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (man flirts with woman, men talk about women and dating)

Drugs: Few times - Wine/beer drinking

Other: Flatulence sounds, jokes about testicular surgery, food spit out, step/fall in dog droppings, child has bad Pokemon dream, hitmen worry about image, dog wets on mans leg, dog chooses family over job

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Age 8 and older

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