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Good Boy!

Good Boy!

This family comedy stars Liam Aiken as Owen, a lonely 12 year old boy, who adopts Hubble, a cute terrier.

Hubble is no ordinary dog, he's an alien from outer space and he's out to determine why humans are the masters on Earth, instead of their roles being reversed.  A premise that kids probably don't care much about.

Hubble can speak, of course (how else would he be able to communicate his thoughts?)  Matthew Broderick provides Hubble's voice, but it doesn't look like its coming from the dog's mouth.

Delta Burke, Carl Reiner, Vanessa Redgrave and Brittany Murphy lend their voice talents to other dogs and Kevin Nealon and Molly Shannon ("SNL" alumnus) are underused as Owen's parents.

There are a couple of scenes that might appeal to youngsters and they might get a kick out of the talking animals, but Good Boy! lacks the charm and fun that a film about a boy and his dog should provide.

 
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