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Filing firmly under ‘sequels I can’t imagine anyone was asking for’ but hey, it’s Illumination entertainment, is more of the Secret Life of Pets. This time, stepping in for the no-longer-hireable Louis C.K. is Patton Oswalt. He voices Max, who lives with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), his best dog friend Duke (Eric Stonestreet) and now, a new husband (Pete Holmes) and baby. Things will never be the same but Max and Duke learn to love little Liam…a little too much, as the Jack Palance in City Slickers analogue character of Rooster (Harrison Ford) points out on their family trip out to the farm. That storyline is, literally, less than a third of this movie. Pets 2 is basically three movies crammed into one. The bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) has teamed up with new dog Daisy (Tiffany Haddish) to save a white tiger cub from an abusive circus owner (Nick Kroll). Also, Gidget (Jenny Slate) has to win back Max’s favorite squeaky toy she was entrusted with from the apartment of a cat lady. It does indeed feel like plots from a rejected tv series crammed into a film but does that mean it’s not good? Listen to Chris, George, and Ben give their full report.
Directed by: Chris Renaud
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Christ Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Harrison Ford, Pete Holmes, Tara Strong, Meredith Salenger, Garth Jennings
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