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Posted October 1, 2010
In this wonderful double feature of Beethoven proportions. We have the complete tale of the lovable Saint Bernard. The story is featured around your average quintessential suburban family, the Newtons. George (Grodin), Alice (Hunt), and their three children of ages 5, 9, and 12. Dad George works as head of an air-freshner company and is on the brink of success. But is unknowingly pushing his family away. Meanwhile at a pet store in town, a Saint Bernard pup escapes from a heinous robbing of his pet store. He wanders out into the neighborhood and ends up at the Newton's. The youngest child Emily ends up finding the puppy right by her bedside. After much convincing, the family decides to keep the dog until the owner can be found. The family falls in love with the pup, all except George. After moving in, Beethoven, as the family dubs him, takes off the adorably helpess act and shows his true colors. As George alone tries to housebreak the pup, Beethoven decides to answer the call of nature in dad's breifcase, and on the living room rug. With the pup's first thanksgiving, the family closes their eyes to say grace and Beethoven takes the opportunity to chow down on the family bird. The climax of the film is when the once cute-as-a-button pup reaches 185 lb. status and the fun starts all over again. Beethoven learns the joys of chew toys, such as George's loafers. He goes from doing buisness on the rug, to dragging George out at 4:00 in the morning. When George gets home that day, he comes to find the house destroyed and a mud dripped, dirt covered Beethoven on his bed and as all dogs must shakes himself off covering the room in slobber and mud. Of course as with every film theres a bad guy, in this case an evil veterinarian (Jones) attempts to get Beethoven for cruel testing of a new form of bullet. See how that all turns out when you buy the movie. In Beethoven's 2nd, the Big Guy's back...with kids. And with all the mischeif of their father its sure to be a wild ride. Buy both of these for a time-honered family experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.