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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets (PG)


What do your pets think about you?

And what do they do when you leave the house?

These are some of the questions this animated flick raises.

However, the premise is straightforward and the animation is nowhere outstanding.

The main characters, terrier Max (Louis C.K.) and mongrel Duke (Eric Stonestreet), are thinly written.

The same can be said about maniacal bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) and pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate), who harbours a crush on the self-centred Max.

So how did The Secret Life Of Pets become such a huge hit when it opened in the US a few months ago?

Maybe there are simply too many pet owners who can't resist cute dogs, cats and birds.

- Joanne Soh

Rating: 2/5