Treat yourself to a healthy dose of Eddie Murphy’s untamed animal magnetism in the smash hit comedy that’ll make you “roar, howl and hoot with laughter” (NBC-TV). A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long-suppressed talent he possessed as a child — the ability to communicate with animals — is suddenly reawakened...with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor’s advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down! Featuring an all-star menagerie of voice talent (including Chris Rock, John Leguizamo, Norm MacDonald, Albert Brooks, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres), this wild and woolly free-for-all is your prescription for hilarious hijinks and “mischievous fun” (THE NEW YORK TIMES).
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
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Murphy's likeable, the script's laden with a gaggle of one-liners, and there's even a vague message nestling beneath the zoological chaos.
The movie will not harm anyone, and in the audience I saw it with, lots of parents and kids seemed to be laughing together.
The old actor's rule -- never work with animals or kids -- has never seemed more apt. The animals steal the scene from Murphy every time, and he gives it up gladly.