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Dr Dolittle 3

  • 2006
  • Rich Thorne
  • 90 mins

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Maya DolittleKyla Pratt
Lisa DolittleKristen Wilson
Bo JonesWalker Howard
Jud JonesJohn Amos
Brooklyn WebsterLuciana Carro
ClaytonTommy Snider
TylerCalum Worthy
SkipRyan McDonell
ButchGary Busey

Crew

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DirectorRich Thorne

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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