Dolittle Blu-ray Review

After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer, The Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson).

My family and I are big fans of Robert Downey Jr., so when we saw the first trailer for the movie, DOLITTLE, my entire family was very excited to see it. My kids were pretty shocked at the role of Dolittle, especially since they're use to RDJ playing Ironman in the Marvel series. This was completely different and we loved every minute of it. 

From the beginning of the movie we are shown how Dolittle and his wife fell in love, how they owned a place specifically for helping animals in need. Once Dolittle's wife dies his entire world is sort of a blur. He no longer wants to have anything to do with the outside world, except for the animals he lives with. This is where our story unfolds as a young boy, Tommy Stubbins who's an orphan living with his uncle rushes to Dolittle in need of help saving a squirel he accidently injured. While going there he runs into Lady Rose who is also in need of Dolittle's help, but not with an animal, with the Queen of England.

After convincing him to help the Queen, Dolittle, his animal friends and his new appointed apprentice are off to find a plant to help heal the Queen from the poision she was given before it kills her. Through their travel they run into a few different people including his late wife's father, Rassouli, who doesn't quite care for him and blames Dolittle for his daughter's passing. Through the upds and downs of the adventure, we see Dolittle come alive and live again. 

This was such a great film to watch. Definitely a lot different than the 90's Eddie Murphy version of the movie, but nontheless, my family and I really enjoyed it. I think the animals and their different characterisitcs is what really made my kids love this film and I bet they will do the same for your kiddos as well. 

Available now on digital, DVD and blu-ray you can find more information about Dolittle and where to purchase the title over at Universal Pictures Canada

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received DOLITTLE on blu-ray at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. 


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