Rated PG · 88 minutes · 2009

I walked in determined to have a good time, intrigued by the notion of John Travolta and Robin Williams on screen together. While the performers give it their all, director Walt Becker lets them down in a way that is downright criminal. Williams and Travolta play BFFs who run a sports agency; Travolta is a swinging bachelor, while Williams is a tight-assed divorced guy. A crazy night seven years ago produced two children for Williams, and he finds this out while in the midst of the biggest agency deal of his life. Circumstances make it so that the two buddies must watch the kids for a couple of weeks, and wackiness ensues. Becker’s directorial style is so sophomoric, so shrill and so juvenile that he makes his actors look and sound ugly. Seth Green gets a couple of laughs in the arms of a gorilla, while Matt Dillon and Justin Long have worthless cameos. This is a stupid, mundane, worthless movie.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/olddogs
Director: Walt Becker
Producer: Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy and Garrett Grant
Cast: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Conner Rayburn, Ella Travolta, Lori Loughlin, Seth Green, Bernie Mac, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret, Rita Wilson and Amy Sedaris


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