Saturday, April 10, 2010

OLD DOGS

John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green,
Kelly Preston, Rita Wilson, Lori Loughlin


"Sit. Stay. Play Dad."




This film is the story of Charlie (John Travolta) and Dan (Robin Williams). They are best friends and have been business partners for over thirty years. They manage a PR firm that is on the verge of cutting a business deal with a Japanese company. But a major crisis/conflict rears its ugly head.

Vicki (Kelly Preston) a woman Dan married on an impluse nine years ago then divorced the next day tells him he's the father of her twins! Dan is therefore forced under stressful circumstances to take care of the 7 years old kids for 14 days while Vicki takes care of some minor infraction with the law. The rest of the film shows how Dan with Charlie's help tries to connect with his kids. While at the same time, he should come up with a presentation to impress their Japanese clients.

Although the premise is hardly original as it reminds me of "Father's Day", a movie which also starred Robin Williams in a similar role, this family oriented film was amusing. Not amusing in big laughs kind of way but amusing in the sense that it was averagely good. It was fun to watch the great rapport between Travolta and Williams. Their comedic timing was spot on. Cameo roles from other comedians like Bernie Mac, Seth Green, Matt Dillon added to some chuckles.

A wholesome, funny film with a predictable plot but the cast did good, as expected!

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