The Secret Life of Pets

6.51 h 46 min2016X-RayPG
Find out what your pets do when you’re not at home in this animated comedy featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart.
Chris Renaud
Louis C.K.Eric StonestreetKevin Hart
English [CC]
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Jenny SlateEllie KemperLake BellDana CarveyHannibal BuressBobby MoynihanSteve CooganAlbert Brooks
Chris MeledandriJanet Healy
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PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

31999 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not a movie for kids!
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I bought this for my toddler son b/c it looked cute and I'd been told by several people that it was. It's NOT cute! The first few minutes are, but eventually it gets really dark - animals planning to take down and kill humans. Not okay!
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Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A little too predictable but a nice movie nonetheless
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It's hard to make a bad movie featuring talking animals and their adventures.
"The Secret Life of Pets," thankfully, is not a bad movie. It's charming for the most part with some high adventure in some scenes and a little pathos thrown in for good measure.
So, in essence, it's a nice movie.
It's not a great movie, however, and I put the blame for that on the writers. The plot is... well to put it bluntly it's overdone. Faithful pet is confronted with a conflict - a second pet. They don't get along but then, after a hair-raising adventure, they become fast friends.
I'm sorry but that's been done, and done, and done again.
What rescues this movie, however, is - ironically - the writing. The dialogue is good and some of the characters (a really bad bunny, for example) are nicely imagined.
The animation (do we still call it that even though it's done with computers?) is well done. The direction is smooth, and the voice actors (especially - in my opinion - Lake Bell as a cat with a real attitude) are spot on in their characterizations.
Worth watching, even if you don't have kids, despite the fact it's just a little too predictable.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing and not family friendly
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The Secret Life of Pets was disappointing. It is not a movie I would recommend for my children or grandchildren.
It was surprisingly crass and dark. The Secret Life of Pets had the potential for being fun and creative yet this film had a lot of angry, disrespectful dialogue along with being quite violent. I was looking for a film for family fun night, and this is not it.
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D. HolbrookReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Looking through the eyes of a 6 year old
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i have a son who can't talk, but communicates well. He bought a toy dog Max before the movie came out. Now he's not a huge movie watcher, but if it has a fish or a dog in it he'll watch it. I took him to the theater, and he saw the picture of Max the dog. He pointed at it and I told him that's the movie we're going to see. He smiled big. My six year old boy along with every other kid in the theater laughed so hard throughout the whole movie. My son rarely laughs at funny parts of movies, bc he doesn't understand it, but this movie he understood and laughed, and he made me laugh. He was hugging me throughout the whole movie that was his was of saying thank you mommy, I love this movie. His favorite scene that he laughed the hardest at was when Max and the other dog find a sausage factory and are in sausage heaven. Every kid loved that scene. After the movie we had to go to Walmart and he found a talking Max plush toy. He's been carrying him around all over. I took my son to see Zootopia, and half way through he got bored, but my teenage daughters loved it, why? The plot was geared towards grown kids and adults, however Secret life of pets the plot is so simple that kids absolutely love it, and for that I loved it! My kid sat through the whole movie and the credits he didn't want to leave. By the way my teen daughters loved that movie, too. Remember, it's suppose to be a kids movie, not an adult movie, and this one is the kids kid movie! Love it!
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Sarasota2k4Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Funny Film from the Viewpoint of Manhattan Pets - Great for Kids and Adults
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Great for kids and adults. The whole production team did a great job making a very, funny story and truly captured many of the various mannerisms of ALL the pets. The illustrations of New York City, with skyscrapers stretching beyond the screen and the fire escapes that bring the viewer into different apartments and different lives of the animals is well done. Seeing the daily lives of these pets from their viewpoint is still fresh, even though it's been done in other movies.

Favorite Quote/Scene from the movie:
GIDGET: Hey, Max.
MAX: Hey, Gidget.
GIDGET: Any plans today?
MAX: Yes, BIG, BIG stuff today, Gidget. I got BIG plans. I'm gonna sit here and I'm gonna wait for Katie to come back.
GIDGET: Oh, that sounds exciting. Well, I won't interrupt. I've got a very busy day, too.

I'm quite certain my dog does the same thing while we are gone.

The cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Renaud, and Steve Coogan.
69 people found this helpful
CZReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cute movie
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I purchased this movie to watch with my students at the end of the school year when teachers pack up their rooms, and students have finished all their testing and taken supplies home. They definitely enjoyed the movie! It was funny, cute, and one of the characters reminded me a lot of my own dog. Love that Amazon Instant allows me to play movies from my computer to my smartboard without worrying about losing DVDs and VHS tapes, and I don't have to worry about accidentally packing them while I'm cleaning up for the summer.
20 people found this helpful
Niki MariaReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a GREAT and FUNNY Movie. Highly Recommend
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I have now seen this movie about 10 times. It is my youngest sons favorite movie and honestly, one of mine too! I just watched it again today. Such a good movie and so funny from start to finish. If you haven't seen this, get out the pop corn and the kids and watch this super funny movie and you will be hooked. Absolutely the best animated movie in years (I was obsessed with the minions of course) but now I have a new favorite and I HIGHLY recommend this. Even if your single or have no kids, you will not stop laughing.
26 people found this helpful
JoshReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great kid's movie
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Doesn't matter the age, this was a cute guilty pleasure movie. There were times were I doubted whether the writers/animators were not on "performance-enhancing" products. I generally don't care too much for Louis C.K.'s style, but I thought he delivered for this one compared to say Parks and Rec. Weenies were a great laugh. I still giggle like an idiot watching that particular part and mini-movie.
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