Lots of very clever animation pulls you in. Cats, dogs and other pets are left home alone while their owners go to work. They get into trouble but are able to help each other out. That’s about it.
Brought to you by the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” team, you get a short and new film about the minions, just before the main movie starts.
What’s the plot of the main attraction? Our hero is Max who is annoyed when his owner brings home Duke. Gidget loves Max, but has never told him this. Snowball – named for the drink or for the character in “Animal Farm” – is a very aggressive rabbit with a lot of axes to grind.
The voices, script and adventures all share the charm of the characters. Nothing here will frighten small children, but the Stratford East Picturehouse audience seemed very happy while watching this.
And if you don’t know the New York City locations in real life, you’ll probably recognise them from films.
The Illumination team puts in some of quirky delights and it passes the time without lingering too long.