This film is a light hearted romantic comedy for families that focuses around the dog who causes trouble and chaos despite his best intentions. Kids will be charmed by the talking dog but the film doesn't quite match up to the charm of the little pooch Gabe. The dog monopolises the camera time meaning that you don't really get to connect with the human characters, which could have added an extra dimension to the story. Consequently, the relationship between Sara and Eric has no real depth and the dialogue between them is superficial.
However, the message of the film and Eric's dawning realisation that relationships are more important than his job is quite heartwarming. There are some funny moments as Eric finds himself on dates he hasn't organised and being thanked for flowers he has never sent Anyone would be questioning their own sanity, or be thinking that the woman in question was a dangerous and delusional stalker!
Overall it is an amusing canine romp, with a few laughs and a cute mutt which will make you smile. Yes it's cheesy, yes it's implausible...but it's a bit of lightweight fun.
With Valentine's Day approaching this DVD could be a nice gift for a loved one who has a liking for frothy talking-dog-movies. Just add some wine and chocolates and 'Puppy Love' just might be on the cards!
DVD technical details:
o Number of discs: 1
o Certificate: U (UK)
o Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
o Running time: 87 minutes approx
o Copyright: ©2013 Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK. All Rights Reserved.