by Sheryl Wall
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The Secret Life of Pets is an animated film all about our pets. We are given an interpretation of what pets do when owners are at work. Max (Louis C.K.) is a small Jack Russell terrier who invites his friends over when his owner is away. He invites his friends which includes dogs, a cat, and a bird. However, Max's world is turned upside down when his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper), brings home a shaggy Newfoundland stray she adopted from the pound named Duke (Eric Stonestreet).
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Max wants Duke gone and tries to get him kicked out by blaming him for the mess Max makes in the apartment. He is sure, with Duke being the new dog, that Katie would blame him for the mess and take him back to the pound. Their constant arguing with each other ends up getting both of them lost in New York City and picked up by animal control. They soon start to realize that the only way home is if they put aside their argument and work together.
On their path they end up meeting a white rabbit (Kevin Hart), abandoned by his magician owner and cult leader of ‘The Flushed Pets,’ and his stray friends who are out to seek revenge on humans for abandoning them. The rabbit doesn't look kindly on pets. They find themselves running away from the rabbit crew while trying to find their way home. Duke and Max find friendship along their path to home.
The Secret Life of Pets is a cute film that can be enjoyed by all ages, even the youngest movie goers. My one year-old daughter loved the variety of animals on the screen. My favorite part was in the beginning where they showed what each pet did once their owner left for work. It made me imagine what my pets do when I am away from the house. If you have kids and want something to do on the hot days of the summer, go see The Secret Life of Pets. It is definitely a fun movie for the whole family.
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