Pudsey the Dog: the Movie

Pudsey the Dog: the Movie

Nick Moore (2014)

83min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Yes, it's the dancing dog from Britain's Got Talent, starring in his wholesome and family-friendly first live-action movie. David Walliams voices Pudsey in a story about a London stray who befriends three city kids, and tags along when their widowed mum relocates the family to a country farm. There, Pudsey helps them thwart boo-hiss baddie John Sessions, a cash-strapped squire with dastardly designs on their land, and learns about being part of a family. Pudsey himself is appealing enough but, truth be told, something of a one-trick puppy. He dances. He runs about a bit. And that's about it. But the film, while not the greatest piece of cinema they'll ever see, is a cute enough confection for younger kids, who'll be drawn to such rural oddities as a pig who thinks he's a chicken. Adults may wonder, though, at the weirdness of a world where not only does a dancing dog win a top TV talent show, but also winds up starring in a film on the strength of it.

Summary

A stray dog who has always looked out for number one learns the benefits of having a family when he is adopted by a single mother and her three children in a sleepy seaside village. He realises his new owners' landlord is up to no good and tries to foil his evil plans. Family comedy, starring Jessica Hynes and John Sessions, with the voice of David Walliams.

Cast & Crew

Gail Jessica Hynes
Mr Thorne John Sessions
Pudsey David Walliams
Molly Izzy Meikle-Small
Tommy Malachy Knights
George Spike White
Nelly Olivia Colman
Farmer Jack Luke Neal
Director Nick Moore
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Vertigo FilmsAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 18 Jul 2014
Comedy Children's