Cats & Dogs

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Cats & Dogs ★★ 2001 (PG)

Mix of live-action and animatronics as the secret war between cats and dogs is exposed in your neighborhood. It seems the latest cat plot is to destroy a vaccine that would prevent all human allergies to dogs and the dogs, of course, must keep that from happening. The human actors are upstaged at every turn (naturally) and the plot show-cases some inconsistent pacing, but the kids should enjoy it (unless they like cats) and adults won't hate it until, say, the sixth or seventh viewing. 87m/C VHS, DVD . US Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Miriam Margolyes, Alexander Pollock; D: Lawrence (Larry) Guterman; W: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra; C: Julio Macat; M: John Debney; V: Glenn Ficarra, Tobey Maguire, Sean P. Hayes, Alec Baldwin, Joe Pantoliano, Susan Sarandon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Lovitz, Charlton Heston, Salome Jens.