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The Secret Life of Pets 2: Movie Review

The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie
Movie Info


PG for some action and rude humor


June 7, 2019


Voices of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish


Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val

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Looking for a family-friendly movie to watch this weekend?

Disney's live action remake of Aladdin is still in theaters. But if you're looking for something light the entire family can enjoy, your best bet is Dreamworks' animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2.

This funny and sweet sequel picks up with Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt) as he adjusts to another new addition to his life with owner, Katie. In the original, she brought home a new dog, Duke (Eric Stonestreet), who totally took over his apartment. This time around, it's an adorable little tike, who disrupts Max's world.

When baby comes home, Max is initially bummed to share his owner's affections once again. Then, a love grows. He becomes fiercely protective of his new lil buddy. It's a responsibility for his safety that pushes into a tricky spot. Fear and anxiety over his baby's well-being take over Max, sending him into fits of panic. Learning to balance his love and desire to protect with letting go of control and the fear he feels, Max mimics what many new parents must feel. This movie shows us the downsides of dwelling on fear and the upsides of being brave -- both great messages for all ages.

Rated PG for "some action and rude humor", The Secret Life of Pets 2 is safe viewing for most moviegoers -- young and old. (There's not much else to say on this front.)

If you liked the hilarity Kevin Hart's bunny, Snowball, brought to the original, you'll enjoy The Secret Life of Pets 2. A bonus on this sequel? Harrison Ford joins the cast, voicing a wise, no-nonsense farm dog.


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