12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

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  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.1  (505)

In the small town of Albany, upstate New York, dogs are present, and Christmas is just around the corner. This movie, "The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue," tells the story of a local youth, Emma O'Connor (played by Danielle Ryan), who rallies the people of her town and the surrounding area to help her save a group of puppies from being sent to the local puppy farm.

The story starts with Emma moving to the town of Albany with her father (played by Sean Patrick Flanery) and her beloved dog, Toby. Emma quickly befriends the dogs in the town, especially the ones being cared for and trained by the town's dog-loving librarian, Ms. Gertrude Endicott (played by Betty White). Emma also quickly discovers how sad the dog population is in the area when she learns that the town is overrun with puppy mills and dogs that are being mistreated, neglected, or abandoned.

Emma is horrified when she learns about a new dog ordinance that threatens to send all the dogs in the town's animal shelter to the puppy farm. Emma promises to do something about it, and with the help of her father, Ms. Endicott, and a group of dedicated friends, she hatches a plan to save the doomed puppies. Emma's plan is to put on a special Christmas show to raise money for the animal shelter and save the puppies. As the plan unfolds, Emma and her team of youth volunteers face many obstacles, but they never give up on their mission to help the puppies.

As the movie progresses, Emma falls in love with Charlie (played by Skyler Holman), the son of the local doggie mill owner who has a change of heart and joins Emma in her quest to save the puppies. Charlie is torn between what his father expects and what he knows is right. The relationship between Emma and Charlie adds a sweet but predictable romantic subplot to the story.

The heart of the story is the bond between Emma and the puppies, especially Santa Paws, a little white dog that Emma saves from the puppy farm. The puppies are adorable, and their plight is genuinely touching, which makes this movie perfect for animal lovers. The holiday musical show, which features the dogs singing, is entertaining as well.

One notable aspect of the movie is the parallel drawn between the puppies' plight and Emma's situation. Emma is an outsider in the town and is bullied by some of the local youths. However, Emma is persistent, and she finds a way to overcome the adversity to accomplish her mission, just like the dogs she is saving.

The movie's production quality is average, and the storyline and dialogue can be somewhat predictable at times, but that doesn't take away from the film's charm. The message of the movie is clear: animal welfare is essential, and everyone can do their part to help. Emma and her friends serve as an example of how youth can help make a difference in society's smaller problems, and that optimistic message is what gives the movie its charm.

In summary, "The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" is a heartwarming story about a group of children who come together to save a group of puppies from a horrible fate. Despite some of the movie's flaws, including the somewhat predictable dialogue, the film's charm comes from its lovable characters, including the adorable puppies, and the message that everyone can do their part to make a difference in society. If you're a dog lover or you're looking for a feel-good holiday movie, this movie is worth checking out.

Overall, "The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" is a delightful film that will warm your heart and make you appreciate the bond between humans and animals.

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

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    5.1  (505)