“The Secret Life of Pets”- Review

A terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) hangs with his friends while his owner is away. One day she brings home a mutt named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). This pulls Duke’s life into all different directions, and we are along for that ride.

The Secret Life of Pets hits very similar beats from other iconic animated films. I got taken back to Toy Story a lot. That’s not a bad thing. Mold your story around one of the best ever with characters that are very unique from one another. Duke and Max are very different from the doc across the street, Gidget. She’s very different from Snowball (Kevin Hart) the leader of an anti human revolution from the sewers. This mix of pets was a joy to watch. There’s just so many that it’s hard to keep up at times, but it was such a fun time.

The voice work is spectacular. Louis C.K. has that uplifting, yet devastatingly depressing. That voice work went well with ebb and flow of the film. Kevin Hart does his Kevin Hart thing as Snowball. You either are going to love it or hate it. I loved it, being a Kevin Hart fan I had fun with his voice work.

The Secret Life of Pets is a really fun animated film. The story is a bit cliché, but the wide variety of personalities helps cancel that out. The whole family can enjoy this one.

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