25 November 2019 | inkblot11
Ok film but, The Dog Who Saved Christmas is much better!
Dad (David Deluise) and his family are going to Grandma's for Christmas. But, their two dogs, Bone and Columbus, get into trouble before the trip. Basically, a crying baby doll under the tree makes Columbus go berzerk and open the package. But, Dad thinks it was Bone's fault and tells the family that Bone will have to be boarded while they are away. The kids are upset but Mom insists. However, a scheming dog kennel owner, who takes Bone, has an elaborate deception going on. While the families are away, this man knows which houses are empty and has a team rob the places. Unbelievably, both Bone and Columbus break away from family and head back to the house, just as the thieves break in. What happens next is a variant of Home Alone, where the doggies set traps for the robbers and the guys end up bruised and angry but don't give up! This includes one (Kevin Sorbo) who gets the "electric shock" of a lifetime and staggers out of the house. Can the dogs hold off the perps until the family comes home? This take on the classic film of Home Alone is ok and has some funny scenes, although some of the humor is a bit harsh, such as the teen who ends up in the laundry shoot with darts aimed at his bottom. The dogs themselves are a total delight and so is Sorbo. The rest of the cast is nothing remarkable, with Deluise getting no chances to prove what a fine comedic actor he is. Nevertheless, children and families could do worse than watch Alone for Christmas.