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Firehouse Dog

2007 PG 1h 51m DVD

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Firehouse Dog

2007 PG 1h 51m DVD
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In Hollywood, canine superstar Rexxx is literally top dog and gets top billing in some of the biggest movie blockbusters. But when Rexxx gets lost and ends up far from the red-carpet world of Tinseltown, he's completely out of his element. In the end, it takes a lonely boy (Josh Hutcherson) and a company of firefighters to give him a true sense of belonging. Todd Holland directs this family-friendly story.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Firehouse Dog is a doggy adventure that includes unexpected dramatic elements -- like Shane's fear that his fire-captain dad will die. Known for ditching school and disobeying his father, Shane has behavioral and communication issues. He and his father also both deal with grieving the recent loss of a relative. A few fiery sequences may be too intense for very young kids, even though no one gets hurt. A boy is stuck in a burning house with an arsonist. Basic PG curses: "suck," "crap," "jerk," "stupid," "dumb," "hell," etc. As for canine antics, Rex is so pampered that he's even set up with three female poodles waiting on a doggy bed. But he doesn't indulge, instead running to help save people from a fire.

Sexual Content

The two fire captains, their kids, and their dogs all flirt with each other. Rex's original owner and manager hug and hold hands. A female firefighter wears a sexy gown that makes her colleagues stare.

Violence

A few flashbacks to the day a firefighter died and a couple of intense fire scenes that might frighten younger children, even though no one ends up hurt. A boy is stuck in a burning house with an arsonist.

Language

Basic PG curses: "suck," "crap," "jerk," "stupid," "dumb," "hell," etc.

Social Behavior

Rex discovers that he prefers helping people as a firehouse dog than entertaining them as an overindulged Hollywood star. Shane has behavioral issues, but he and the captain finally communicate and work through their father-son problems. A female firefighter is a good role model: She's just as tough as her male counterparts but can also dress up in a fancy outfit.

Consumerism

Shane owns all of the following: Mac laptop, iPod, PSP, Play Station 2, Tony Hawk T-shirt, Green Day poster.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A benefit gala includes a brief glimpse of partygoers drinking champagne.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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