User Review: The Secret Life of Pets

The holidays are almost upon us, again, so what better time to hook the family up with a new family friendly movie to occupy the kids on the long hot days that leaving the house just seems a little too hard.

The Secret Life of Pets released at the cinemas earlier this year and was a huge hit with adults and children alike, now it’s being released on 4K Ultra HD™, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital from December 7, 2016.

The team behind Despicable Me have teamed up again to answer the question I’m sure many of us have asked over the years…. what do the pets get up to when we’re not home.

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures team up for their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when they have the house to themselves.


Loyal terrier Max gets an unwanted, oversized and boisterous new brother named Duke from the shelter and must learn to adjust; and share his pampered lifestyle.  They slip away from their dog-walker and find themselves lost in New York City, on the run from animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by a bunny. Max and Duke put aside their differences to survive the journey home – before the family.

The Secret Life of Pets is voiced by a stellar comedic cast which includes Louis C.K., (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbours series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s Saturday Night Live), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory).

5 of our lucky members will receive a copy of the DVD for review, I look forward to reading what they thought in the comments section below.

3 thoughts on “User Review: The Secret Life of Pets

  1. Loved Secret Life of Pets such a sweet movie with a very strong message (hopefully the kids got) Kids movie with adult humour and something for everyone. Great all star cast with really cute and likeable characters. Graphics were amazing! My kids really loved it said it was one of the best movies they had seen in ages, definitely one for the home collection.

  2. If the Secret Life of Pets is the standard for children’s movies these days I will happily watch them all.
    This fabulous tale of Max and his new ‘brother’ Duke transitioning from enemies to best pals amongst a storm of shenanigans and evil ‘baddie’ pets is pure gold.
    We watched this as a family and my husband and I were kept entranced the whole movie, laughing out loud at the many adult quips and jokes included. Our 2 year old has never sat still for as long as he did whilst watching this movie. He sat engrossed the whole time, and was instantly enchanted by the talking animals he could easily recognise from our family and friends domestic pets.
    The quality of the animation is nothing compared to those I grew up with and I cannot recommend this movie highly enough!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to review, The Secret Life of Let’s is already a family favourite and will be much watched by our kids!

  3. We watched The Secret Life Of Pets on Boxing Day. It was the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon after a busy Christmas Day,
    The characters are great, and there were some scenes that had us all laughing out loud.
    My husband and I, as well as our children (aged 12, 9, and 6), all enjoyed the story of Max the terrier, who gets a new ‘brother’ when his owner adopts another dog, Duke. They are then taken on a wild journey across New York City when they get lost. Whilst Max initially doesn’t take too kindly to Duke, by the end of the movie, they manage to become great pals.
    We were all entertained by their antics, and my kids especially enjoyed the hot dog scene!It is a great animated movie that we would highly recommend.

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