Bit of a Dog's Dinner
From hopping on London buses to playing in the park Pudsey the dog is happy to be a stray and do what he likes. But then one day he meets Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights) who along with their mum Gail (Jessica Hynes) are moving out of London to the sleepy village of Chuffington and he decides to tag along. Whilst the kids are happy their new landlord Mr. Thorne (John Sessions) is less so and it seems he has a nefarious plan to steal a local farm which Pudsey and the children aim to stop him from succeeding in.
For those who are lucky enough to live in a state of blissful obliviousness Pudsey is a performing dog which I believe with his owner won the TV talent show "Britain's Got Talent". I had stopped watching BGT, as it is frequently referred to, long before Pudsey was crowned what ever a performing dog is crowned and after watching "Pudsey the Dog: The Movie" I will not watch anything else which has come thanks to BGT because this is as basic as it comes and I really wonder how those behind it thought they could get away with it.
Let me explain as we have a talented dog, a family dealing with the loss of a father, cue not talking child, and a land owner trying to buy up a farm by means foul who doesn't like dogs. On the subject of dogs we have Pudsey the obedient dog who can bounce around on his back paws and look out from beneath its fringe whilst David Walliams provides Pudsey's voice although I question why as I don't remember anything that Pudsey says being entertaining in the slightest. But that is it and it is why it is as basic as it gets and actually borders on being hard work for being so basic
What this all boils down to is that "Pudsey the Dog: The Movie" was a mistake from beginning to end and whilst I know this was a dog movie aimed at young children I question whether the visual comedy would even work for them as it constantly feels like it is clutching at straws.
Tags: Dog Movies