Recently widowed private investigator Connor Williams is hired to help beautiful veterinarian Katherine Worthington prove that her aunt’s will was stolen by her corrupt uncle, Forest Worthington. The money was intended for a state-of-the-art animal shelter, but Worthington is using it to further a corrupt development scheme. The case goes cold and it looks as if Worthington will get away with his various crimes, until Connor’s son Peter, his best friend Madison, and their various pooches and animal friends decide to do a little investigating on their own, turn up that missing will, and put Worthington behind bars where he belongs.
Peter Williams and his dog Jackson skate around town on their skateboards and the dog carries on his delightful and sassy monologue while he deftly manages the suburban streets of this pretty southern-feeling town. This super-goofy film is a little bit Home Alone, a little bit Air Bud, and a little bit It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s got all the ingredients of a sweet, silly caper movie complete with talking animal sleuths. Even the bumbling henchmen holler, “Gotcha, ya sniffling little pipsqueak,” and get knocked out by nerf bullets. The unmistakable Jon Lovitz carries the show as Jackson, and it all wraps up with a good ole fashioned ending. There really isn’t anything too believable that would scare anyone, so this film is All Ages Dove Approved. Go ahead and let the little ones enjoy a fun pup+kid+parrot neighborhood adventure.