So many dogs. So little time.
The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Dogs and Glenn Close.
A movie just for kids.
"Fools aren't born; pretty girls make them in their spare time."
This line, spoken by Jeff Daniels to his dog, brought forth my greatest chuckle throughout the film, which is unfortunate given all the clear attempts at comedy.
There were a few smart casting moves, and the endearing story survives--due almost entirely to the source material--but the pacing and prat falls were perhaps geared toward very young children and not families.
The live adaptation of the classic 101 Dalmatians is simply terrible. The film fails to succeed in capturing the essence of the classic Disney animated version. I felt that the idea was good, but the film lacked so much in terms of quality and elaborate script. The film can be seen as a remake of sorts because it's almost a shot for short film, aside from a few added scenes and updated elements. The cast do their best with the lacking script, but unfortunately their acting can't save the film. Even Glenn Close can't save this film, and she was the best in the film. The film is a disappointment and will most likely disappoint fans of the animated classic.…
2 out of 5 (C)
Glenn Close absolutely rules in this film. Everything else is just okay. But I've rewatched this film many times because she is just so good.
Eh, just a run of the mill kids film.
Seemed so much better in 1996.