Dr Dolittle 3

  • PG
  • Rich Thorne (2006)
  • US
  • 90 min
Dr Dolittle 3
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Eddie Murphy is wisely absent from this flimsy and rather pointless second sequel to his 1998 hit comedy. Instead, his doctor character's daughter Maya (a returning Kyla Pratt) takes centre stage: now a teen who resents inheriting her dad's ability to communicate with animals. Fortunately for her, the cross-species chitchat has been marginalised in favour of predominantly human high jinks, as she and a bunch of equally stereotypical misfits struggle to survive a summer at a run-down kids' ranch. Slapstick, jibes and a procession of repetitive and unfunny pratfalls subsequently replace a proper narrative, that's padded out with a lame romance aimed squarely at adolescent girls. Events finally gain focus when the ranch faces closure, but Maya's predictable rescue plan is so unexciting that it scarcely matters.

Plot Summary

Fantasy comedy starring Kyla Pratt as Maya Dolittle, who has inherited her father's ability to talk to animals. When she's sent to a summer camp that's close to going out of business because of money problems, Maya uses her unique talent to converse with the local livestock and devise a plan to save the establishment.

Cast and crew

Cast

Maya Dolittle
Kyla Pratt
Lisa Dolittle
Kristen Wilson
Bo Jones
Walker Howard
Jud Jones
John Amos
Brooklyn Webster
Luciana Carro
Clayton
Tommy Snider
Tyler
Calum Worthy
Skip
Ryan McDonell
Butch
Gary Busey

Crew

Director
Rich Thorne

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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