The Secret Life of Pets

Ever wondered what your pet does when you leave? Well wonder no more, because Universal Studios have devised a cunning plan to answer this long overdue question; they’ve made a tear jerkingly funny animation to stub the curiosity of pet owners everywhere.

Unfortunately if you’re under the illusion that your pets just sit and anxiously await your return then you are mistaken. From head banging poodles to villainous bunnies, this film is about to break every pet induced stereotype that has ever crossed your mind.

But before we delve into the weird and wonderful world of the inner most workings of your pets mind, let us first grasp the concept behind this storyline.

This story begins in the heart of New York City – Manhattan – with none other than the epitome of pets; a dog. A dog called Max.

Max lives in an apartment block, an apartment block where apparently everyone has a pet (who knows maybe it’s a part of the initiation trails to get a tenancy agreement or something…). So, as if you hadn’t already guessed, this film essentially revolves around the secret life of the pets in this apartment block, all of which are coincidentally friends, shocker, right?

Max is unlike most pets in the block; he genuinely wants to do nothing else but await the return of his owner, but unfortunately for him his world is turned upside down when said beloved owner brings home a new addition to the family, a very unwelcome addition in Max’s opinion. That’s right, it’s another dog. A dog which is about to get both of them in a whole heap of trouble.

At this point I’d like to say the storyline was seamless in its execution, but that would be more than a lie; it would be a crime against film lovers everywhere. Now I’m not saying its not a good film, its just not exactly coherent. And by that I mean, well I guess there’s no other way of putting it; this film is undeniably weird. Funny, but weird.

Just to give you an idea of the bizarreness that has been incorporated into this motion picture I want you to imagine the end scene of Grease, but acted out by sausages. Sounds odd, right? Well I’m sorry to break it to you but that actually happens, and it happens in this film, with no real explanation. But at least now we’re prepared for the upcoming Seth Rogan film Sausage Party.

All I can really say about this film is you’ll love it, but prepare to be amazed.