Think Like A Dog Movie Review

Think Like A Dog - Image from Lionsgate Movies

I don't know about you, but I feel like some of the entertainment side of my site has really gone to the dogs lately!  Over the past few weeks, we had the at home movie premiere of SCOOB and the new series It's A Dog's Life with Bill Farmer on Disney+, dogs are certainly a hot trend in entertainment.  The newest release for at home viewing from Lionsgate Movies is no exception.  In the new film, Think Like a Dog, families will get to do something they only dream of. . .get inside a dog's head.  

Think Like a Dog Movie Review 


Think Like a Dog was exactly what I wanted to see with my family right now.  It was cute, funny, and also relatable.  It's not only a movie about a middle school student who creates a way to talk with his dog, but also a movie about the life of a pre-teen in general.

At 12 years old, Oliver is dealing with some similar pressures and realities that other kids in elementary and middle school can relate with in their own experiences.  Oliver deals with a classmate picking on him, which has a pretty significant impact on his presentation of his science fair project in front of the famous inventor he is trying to impress.  He's also a pre-teenager who has a crush on a girl in his class and is going through all of those awkward puberty phases of figuring out how to talk to her.  In addition, Oliver's parents are struggling in their marriage.  While they try to cover a lot to protect him, he can tell something is off and that stress weighs on him.  Just when you think Oliver has too much on his young plate to handle, he discovers that his technology has been found out and that means people are after him. . .and Henry too!

Image from Lionsgate Movies

But through all of the uncertainty and adventure that unravels, Henry the dog is there for his best friend Oliver.   Even though Henry may be going through life on four paws instead of two legs, he shares his own insecurities and complex feelings with Oliver.  I think it makes Oliver feel better to know he's not alone in struggling with things and his dog becomes and even strong friend than before.  Henry shows the whole family how to live the simple life - it turns out that's why dogs are so happy all the time.

"When humans grow up they start to focus on the wrong things and forget about what matters." ~ Henry


Want more doggone fun?  Download a Think Like a Dog word game here!




About Think Like a Dog (From Lionsgate Movies)




Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox star in this whimsical family comedy about a boy and his dog, and a science project that will change all of their lives forever.  Think Like a Dog follows 12-year-old Oliver (Gabriel Bateman), a tech prodigy whose middle-school science fair experiment goes awry, creating a telepathic connection between him and his furry friend, Henry.  The bond brings Oliver and Henry even closer as they join forces to comically overcome complications at school, and help Oliver's parents rekindle their marriage along the way. 

Think Like a Dog is now available to buy on your favorite digital platform!

I received a digital copy of this film to provide this review.