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Dr. Dolittle [Blu-ray] [1998]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Synopsis


    Dr. Dolittle
    Betty Thomas directed this adaptation of the classic children's stories by Hugh Lofting (1886-1947), updating the original concepts into the present day. When noted surgeon Dr. John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) swerves his car to avoid hitting a dog, he hits his head on the windshield, triggering his long-dormant gift for holding conversations with animals. Friends, associates and his wife Lisa (Kristen Wilson), all express concern, but Dr. Dolittle is happy as he takes on new animal clients. Soon Dolittle's clinic becomes a haven for talking rats, birds, and other assorted members of the animal kingdom, and Dolittle's new four-legged and furry friends, in turn, teach him a few things about being human. The effects seamlessly combine Jim Henson Creature Shop animatronics, computer graphics, and real animals, but some viewers might yearn for a return of the Great Pink Sea Snail and Lofting's other imaginative creatures. The 1967 20th Century Fox musical Dr. Dolittle starred Rex Harrison in a strange storyline that began with Dolittle escaping from a lunatic asylum and leaving the Victorian village Puddleby-by-the-Marsh, England, to search the South Seas for the Great Pink Sea Snail. Along the way, he gathered diverse Dolittle denizens and animal anomalies, including the Giant Moon Moth and the famed, two-headed Pushmi-Pullyu. The earlier film spawned the Oscar-winning popular song success, "Talk To The Animals," along with numerous now-forgotten toys, books, and collectibles. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Eddie Murphy
      Eddie Murphy - Dr. John Dolittle
    • Ossie Davis
      Ossie Davis - Archer Dolittle
    • Oliver Platt
      Oliver Platt - Dr. Mark Weller
    • Peter Boyle
      Peter Boyle - Calloway
    • Richard Schiff
      Richard Schiff - Dr. Gene Reiss



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Family First

      Posted
      Layz

      After dropping The Nutty Profesor a summer before, Mr. Murphy came back for second summer straight with another hit family comedy. Just all around funny movie, that may have you wondering how they kept these animals in line...hint is special effects

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great family friendly movie

      Posted
      Craig
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      Eddie Murphy movies are almost always good. My 8 year old picked it out and loves it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Bad

      Posted
      WA1604
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      The DVD played as expected. The movie was not as good as I remembered but my kids liked it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious!

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      BPGYMGUY
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      One of Murphys best films later in his career, definitely very funny and great for everyone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Classic Fun

      Posted
      SharkofCanalStreet
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      Kid friendly movie that is fun for fun sake. It leaves a smile on your face.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Human Interest!

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      Bebop
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      Perhaps the plot has a hint of how animals could be viewing us humans!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies of all time

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      Nita
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      I really love this movie and im glad i cought it on sale here at best buy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Grandchildren love movies.

      Posted
      Phyllis
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      They watch the movies with popcorn and doritos all the time.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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