Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writers: Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by)
Review: John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) as a veterinarian doctor in England. He rescued wounded animals adopted them and nurse them to live a happy life. But after his wife Lily’s death, he becomes an ascetic, comes to end himself from human interaction. During that time, Dolittle sharpens his communication skills with his motley crew of animals. But when Queens becomes ill, he is called to duty once again. Dolittle along with his animal companions go onboard on an adventure to save the Queen and her estate. In this movie, every creature is given a recognizable personality.
They are all immanent charming lovable due to the visual which concretize their characteristics. Excellently all voice actors playing them, Emma Thompson as Poly – a protective caring motherly figure for Dolittle; Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab – Dolittle’s assistant who always mistakes vegetables instead of medical equipment.
In this film it’s easy to see how this peculiarity, quirks make for running gags, countless witticism, often bring a smile to the face and all that.
Robert Downey Jr is in the lead role; despite his beyond a shadow of a doubt charisma and essence take, Dolittle’s feels under-explored. Assortment in the reshoots and redubbing is quite apparent, with Downey Jr’s dialogues out of sync. Technicalities and screenplay alongside, the accent modulation is fun, sparkling, bubbly, and fizzy. ‘Dolittle’ is sure to be a hit biggie wow factor with kids, who mainly seem to be the target audience.