Old Dogs | Chicago Reader

Old Dogs

A total train wreck, this patronizing comedy from Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) stars John Travolta and Robin Williams as two businessmen, both pushing 60, who get stuck babysitting a pair of seven-year-old twins. Most of the jokes revolve around old people, gay people, and various bodily functions. Especially painful is a CGI sequence in which a medication mix-up leaves Travolta's smile contorted into a Joker-like rictus; it's an unfortunate reminder of the face-lifts many stars undergo in order to keep working in garbage like this. PG, 88 min.

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Director:

  • Walt Becker

Cast:

  • John Travolta
  • Robin Williams
  • Kelly Preston
  • Conner Rayburn
  • Ella Travolta
  • Lori Loughlin
  • Seth Green
  • Bernie Mac
  • Matt Dillon
  • Ann-Margret
  • Rita Wilson
  • Amy Sedaris

Producers:

  • Andrew Panay
  • Peter Abrams
  • Robert L. Levy
  • Garrett Grant

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