"Dolittle" is a 2020 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan.
The starring cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle, Antonio Banderas as King Rassouli, Michael Sheen as Dr. Blair Müdfly, Emma Thompson as Polynesia, Rami Malek as Chee-Chee, John Cena as Yoshi, Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab, Tom Holland as Jip, Craig Robinson as Kevin and others.
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Universal Pictures on Friday, January 03, 2020 released the trailer for "Dolittle" you can watch here:
Dolittle - "Official Trailer".
Here is a short review of "Dolittle" movie plot summary.
In Victorian era Britain, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) is a Welsh veterinarian with the ability to communicate with animals. After his wife, Lily, dies at sea, Dolittle retreats from human society and only tends to animals. A boy, Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), accidentally wounds Kevin (Craig Robinson) the red squirrel and is guided to Dolittle's help by Polynesia (Emma Thompson), a macaw.
Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) dispatches Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) to summon Dolittle to help cure her of a deadly sickness. He refuses until Poly persuades him that he must begin to reconnect with fellow humans. He finds the Queen has been poisoned by nightshade and the only cure is the magical fruit of Eden. Though they will need to obtain the location from Lily's journal on Monteverde. Poly, Betsy (Selena Gomez) the giraffe, and Tutu (Marion Cotillard) the fox help Tommy escape from his home, and he joins Dolittle's crew including Kevin, Capuchin monkeys Elliot and Elsie, Chee-Chee (Rami Malek) the gorilla, Yoshi (John Cena) the polar bear, Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani) the ostrich, Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer) the duck, Mini the sugar glider. They put to sail for the cure while evading Dolittle's lifelong rival Dr. Blair Müdfly (Michael Sheen).
Dolittle leaves his lurcher dog Jip (Tom Holland) and a walking stick named Styx behind to guard the Queen while he's traveling. Dolittle's boat is attacked by Müdfly, and they escape by harnessing a whale, who pulls the boat to safety.
They continue to Monteverde where, attempting to steal Lily's directions to the fruit tree, Dolittle is apprehended by Lily's father King Rassouli (Antonio Banderas) and is locked in a cage with Barry (Ralph Fiennes), a moody tiger looking for his mother's approval. Just as Dolittle is to be killed, a newly-courageous Chee-Chee incapacitates Barry. Dolittle and Tommy escape, but lose Lily's journal to Müdfly and have their ship destroyed. Rassouli loans Dolittle a boat to honour his daughter.
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"Dolittle" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 16, 2020 (Hungary), on January 17, 2020 (United States, Turkey), on January 30, 2020 (Germany) and on February 7, 2020 (United Kingdom) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, UIP-Dunafilm, Sony Pictures Releasing, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Films of India, Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures Canada, Universal Pictures International (UPI), HBO Max and VUDU.
The duration of the film is 101 minutes. With a budget of $175 million, the film grossed over $251.4 million.
"Dolittle" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Dolittle" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 14/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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