Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets - Movie ReviewThis holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22nd, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6th, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.

In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets

Our Thoughts: When this movie hit the theater we took our granddaughter out to see it. It was the #1 movie that she wanted to see at that time. She loved the movie so much that’s she been actually counting down the days until it would be released on DVD. Since we received a complimentary DVD last week, we had her over for a movie date and she was super excited that her new DVD was finally here.

As a grandmother, I love animated movies like this that the entire family can enjoy. While there are thousands of animated movies out there, NOT all of them appeal to older kids or to adults. However, this is truly one of those animated movies that the entire family will enjoy…every one from the wee-one’s to the senior-aged adults will love it.

The movie has some of the cutest animated characters that I’ve seen in a long time! If you’re a pet owner, I’m sure you’ve always wondered what your pet does when you’re not at home??? Well, this movie takes a hilarious look at that! The story line is entertaining and from start to finish you’ll be laughing and glued to the screen to see what happens next!

On our entertainment rating scale, we give this movie 9 popcorn buckets out of 10 popcorn buckets. It’s one that you’ll definitely want to add to your collection if you enjoy animated flicks or if you have kids in your family.

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  1. Linda Trinklein says:

    Yes we saw it in the theater, My kids really enjoyed it!

  2. Haven’t seen it yet but we want to!

  3. Brandi Dawn says:

    I have not seen this movie yet. I would love to win so I can watch it with my daughter!

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  5. amber cheras says:

    I would love to win this for my niece we haven’t seen it yet but I just know she would love it!

  6. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    I have not seen it. I would love to see it cause I love the story. I love animals and its interesting to think what your animals do when you aren’t home.

  7. We saw it twice. My kids loved it.. I’d love to surprise them with it.

  8. We watched this movie. My daughter loved it, she thought it was neat how they made the pets look after the owners leave.

  9. haven’t seen it, wanna win for my niece!

  10. yes, we saw this in the theaters; it is a really cute movie; we really liked it.

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  13. Susan Hartman says:

    I have not seen it & I’m mad! We were supposed to see it on vacation and we ran out of time. Would love to see it with my grandchildren.

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  15. We have not seen this but we have a dog and a cat so I know we would love this film.

  16. We haven’t seen it yet, but really want to!

  17. Katie Bellamy says:

    My kids went to see this with their Grandma. I can’t wait to watch it! 🙂

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  19. My family hasn’t seen this movie yet. We’d love to see it because we love animation 🙂

  20. This movie is on our must watch list. We have not seen it yet, but would love to see it.

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  22. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My daughter saw this movie in the theater and said it was really good. I would like to see this. I have always what my pets are doing when I am gone.

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  24. Shelley Joy P says:

    I haven’t seen this movie yet. Looking forward to seeing it though because it looks really funny and being a pet owner and lover I am sure I can relate 🙂

  25. Nannypanpan says:

    I’d like to see it cause we missed it at the movies and my sister wants to see it more than my kids

  26. My kids saw it and loved it. Would be great to have on DVD too!


  28. We are big animal lovers and that is why we would so love to see this movie. I think it will be one that we will want to own so we can watch it over and over again.

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  30. bernie wallace says:

    I have not seen this movie yet but my nephew has been asking me to see it. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  31. Anne perry says:

    We have not seen this movie yet. Looks cute.

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  34. My granddaughter saw this movie and really enjoyed it so it would be fun to have and watch again.

  35. bill norris says:

    I havent, but i would like to. I would share it with my family.

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  38. Renee Walters says:

    I saw this movie with my kids and we loved it We actually quote snippets of the movie around the house all the time.

  39. We have not seen this movie but would like to see it because it looks like it is funny.

  40. Jessica Lear says:

    We loved it! We seen in it the movie theater and my kids laughed the entire time. Wonderfully done production!

  41. Leah Cadoura says:

    My daughter and I loved this movie!!! The dogs were all so cute and we especially loved Leonard because we have a poodle as well! Would be so thrilled to win this movie! We also loved Kevin Hart playing the crazy bunny!!

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  44. I haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet but my kids really want to watch it.

  45. Tamra Phelps says:

    I haven’t seen it yet, but I really want to watch this with my youngest nephew. He is here a lot & loves these animated movies!