Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney direct Louis C.K., Kevin Hart and Lake Bell in this tale of a pet whose idyllic life is tuned upside when a new dog is introduced to his happy home but they eventually have to work together when they find themselves locked out and lost.
I watched one of last year’s biggest hits with my 5 year old niece. 10 minutes in, I told her “It is just Toy Story with dogs” but she corrected me and told me “It is not Toy Story.” Half an hour later we repeated the conversation. And then again at the end. And she was right, it is no Toy Story… that had magic, hilarity and set pieces that generated palpable excitement. The Secret Life of Pets is not Toy Story.