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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max (voice)
... Duke (voice)
... Snowball (voice)
... Gidget (voice)
... Katie (voice)
... Tiberius (voice)
... Chloe (voice)
... Pops (voice)
... Buddy (voice)
... Mel (voice)
... Norman (voice)
... Ozone / Reginald (voice)
... Tattoo (voice)
... Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
... Fernando (voice)
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Storyline

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge. Written by Supermikey71

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pets Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,352,905, 10 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$368,384,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$875,457,937
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The gag featuring the chestburster from Alien (1979) is the second time it has been used in an Illumination film. The first time was in Despicable Me 2 (2013). See more »

Goofs

As the cat pulls Max out off the bin Duke put him in. Max has no leash on his collar. Although in the shot before and shot after he does have a leash on his collar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: [narrating] I've lived in this city all my life. I'm Max. And I'm the luckiest dog in New York because of her. That's Katie. Katie and I, well, we have the perfect relationship. We met a few years ago and, boy, let me tell ya', we got along right away. You know, it was one of those relationships where... where you just know.
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Crazy Credits

In the Illumination Entertainment logo, Bob the Minion is happily walking while humming a tune, until the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts of the logo light up. When the entire logo lights up, Bob happily says its name and squeals with joy. See more »

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References The Voice (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Day
Written by Alan Wert, Vito Tisdale, Melvin Adams, and William Hughes
Performed by Nappy Roots
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny, Lighthearted, and Appropriate for All Ages!
28 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm surprised this film got such a low overall score by users. I thought is was a blast. I am not an animated movie fan in the least. I normally like dark movies, dramas, sci-fi, and horror. This was the first animated film I have seen since Avatar, (which isn't the same type of animation really,) but when I watched the trailer last year, I thought it would probably be good. And it was.

The movie delivered exactly what it promised: laughs. It's not earth shattering, mind blowing, and it doesn't explain the meaning of life in 90 minutes. But it's not that type of movie. It's a summer escape film, one that is a little different from the 1000th superhero movie or Sequel #10 of The Current Film of Mediocrity, and one that you can bring your children to without worrying about covering their eyes and ears every scene. There are a couple of scenes of mild violence or almost violence, but they aren't any worse than Bugs Bunny and his adventures with the Roadrunner (I suppose that reference dates me lol).

What I liked the best about the movie is the way it demonstrates the thoughts and behaviors of the pets to the viewer. As a Great Dane owner, I often wonder what my dogs are thinking/doing, especially when I'm at work, and my ideas are similar to the writers. Their thoughts and conversations were the funniest parts of the film, and the scenes and soundtrack combined with the dialogue to form a lighthearted, enjoyable story.


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