It’s one doggone lucky pooch, a sweet and savvy talking golden retriever, Bailey, who inherits a billion dollar fortune from his devoted owner, Constance Pennington. His shy guardian Ted, a renowned animal behaviorist and the only one that can speak “Doggish,” becomes attracted to Marge, an environmental and animal activist. Marge works at the Animal Right and Research Foundation (ARRF) and is the single mother of a 12-year-old named Sam. At the same time, Bailey leaps head-over-tail in puppy love with Sam’s dog Tesse, a super-smart border collie. The titular head of ARRF, Dolores and Casper Pennington, incensed that their aunt’s fortune has gone to her beloved dog, plot to recoup the millions in order to fuel the outrageously profligate lifestyle they have supported by embezzling money from ARRF. It’s one hilarious “faux paw” after another until Bailey suddenly disappears. Then only Sam, her friend Max, and the dogs themselves can solve the mystery in this delightful family comedy.
Everyone will enjoy this cute movie about a dog that can talk and inherits a fortune. If you enjoyed “Dr. Dolittle” or “Beethoven,” you will enjoy this movie. I think every dog owner in the world wishes they could speak “Doggish” and find the thoughts of their beloved pet. Gather the family and the popcorn for the fun and laughter of “Bailey’s Billions.”
Read an interview with director/producer David Devine: “Director Devine Targets Kids and Families in His Work.