Good Boy

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"There are no bad dogs, just bad owners."
  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.2  (1,368)

Good Boy is a delightful family comedy film from 2020 that follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy named Owen (played by Liam Aiken) who desperately wants a dog. However, his parents are hesitant to adopt one due to their busy schedules and living in an apartment complex where pets are prohibited. In an attempt to convince his parents, Owen takes matters into his own hands and adopts a stray dog named Hubble from a nearby park. Little does he know that Hubble is not an ordinary dog but an alien from another planet who has been sent to Earth to determine if dogs are fit to rule the world.

Hubble is voiced by the iconic comedian, actor, and writer, H. Jon Benjamin, who provides an extraordinary voice-over in making the dog's dialogue both hilarious and endearing. Hubble is given command by his intergalactic boss to complete his mission in three days, but Owen has no clue about the stakes or the reason behind the dog's presence.

As the days go on, Hubble begins to teach Owen how to train and communicate with other dogs using the "woof" dialect. As a result, Owen becomes more confident and happy, and he starts to make new friends. However, as Hubble's mission draws to a close, his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and, with no clear explanation to Owen, he is faced with a difficult decision.

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Judy Greer as Owen's mother, McKinley Freeman as Owen's father, and Steve Guttenberg as their uptight landlord, who is obsessed with enforcing the no-pets policy. Greer and Freeman portray the loving and supportive parents as they try to balance their busy work schedules with raising a child. Guttenberg, on the other hand, plays the annoying and obnoxious character of Mr. Mills, who is always lurking around the corner.

Good Boy is a fun-filled family comedy that provides plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments. It is an entertaining and engaging film that offers a fresh take on the classic "boy and his dog" story. The portrayal of the intergalactic mission is unique and adds an exciting element to the plot, while Hubble's character delivers plenty of comedic relief.

The film encompasses the themes of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice, as it explores the relationship between Owen and Hubble. Hubble's characterization as a dog that is different from what we know and the way the film is shot in the style of a documentary, adds an interesting element to the narrative.

Overall, Good Boy is a charming movie that is positively received by critics and audiences alike. It is a film that will appeal to all age groups and gives viewers plenty of reasons to fall in love with Hubble, Owen, and their charismatic personalities.

Good Boy is a 2020 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    1 hr 29 min
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    6.2  (1,368)