With a reasonable British cast, a famous dog, what more could this film need to be big? Well, something of a plot that hasn’t been done to death.
It seems to be “Evil landowner tries to destroy our hero’s family and gets his comeuppance”. A film plot that wouldn’t have been out of place 30 years ago.
Not only that, Simon Cowell has his hands all over the film. From his company producing the film to the main star being one of his artists. A dog called Pudsey. Whose claim to fame was to beat all the humans on one of his talent shows.
The director has a good track record making British films for Vertigo Films, the film’s distributor. He gave us Wild Child and Horrid Henry: The Movie. So expect a lot of goop and kids behaving badly.
A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. After losing their father, their mother Gail is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne, and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne’s evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.
Barking into UK cinemas July 10, 2014