With the cold, dreary November days upon us and Favorite Man out of town, Favorite Girl (FG) and I decided to catch the afternoon movie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua,which was playing at the post theater. FG invited a friend to join us and ended up running into another one at the theater. Sitting in front of us were more of the neighborhood kids and their moms. Turns out, the theater was having “projection” trouble and there were several breaks during the movie. It was a choppy way to watch the movie but it also gave me a chance to chat with the other moms.
As an animal shelter volunteer, I was thrilled how the movie handled the subject of homeless pets and the disclaimer at the end for people not to run out and purchase a chihuahua. In fact, the dog playing the “Papi” in the movie was rescued from a shelter. When 101 Dalmatians came out, there was a rush on Dalmatians which DON’T make good pets for families with young children.
The movie had a lot of laugh out loud parts as well as a couple of tense (teary) moments. Do you need to be a dog lover to enjoy it? Well, I honestly can’t answer that because I can’t even imagine a non-dog lover perspective ~ it just doesn’t compute for me. As I was leaving the theater, the movie was summed up by a girl I overheard saying “That’s a movie I’m going to buy” ~ what better recommendation could there be?