Thursday, June 6, 2013

DVD REVIEW: Wiener Dog Nationals (2013)~!!

Wiener Dog Nationals (2013)

Language:  English
Genre:   Comedy/Family
Production Company:  Fromage Pictures
Run Time:  82 minutes
Directed by:  Kevan Peterson
Written by: Kevan Peterson
Story by: Gregory Gutierrez and Kevan Peterson

Fact: The Wiener Dog Nationals Movie is inspired by an actual Wiener Dog race held each year by fast food company Wienerschnitzel.

A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel's "Wiener Dog Nationals." One Nation, one race, one wiener. 

Cast:

Alicia Witt as Melanie
Jason London as Phil Jack
Morgan Fairchild as Ms. Merryweather
Marque Richardson as Dirk
Bryan Batt as Judge Brown
Caitlin Carmichael as Bridget
Chris Moss as Mr. Bright
Jim Metzler as Mr. Fleet
Laura Ann Kesling as Teresa
Brandon Tyler Russell as Ronny
Jessica Tyler Brown as Snotty Girl
Cheryl Texiera as Ms. Hampton
Scott Butler as Judge Brown's Assistant
Jeanne Chinn as News Reporter
Austin Anderson as Skip Jack

Plot:

Each year, hundreds of dogs participate in the Annual Wiener Nationals, an event that has been sponsored by the Wienerschnitzel Restaurant chain for almost 20 years.  When a little boy and his family adopt "Shelly", named after Shelter Dogs everywhere...they decide to run her in the races even though they do not hold much faith in her winning.

When Shelly places in the Nationals, the family scrapes and scrimps to get enough together to enter only to be thwarted along the way by Ms. Merriweather and her reigning Wiener dog champion, "Princess".

Along the way, they learn that Ms. Merriweather may not appear to be a decent sort and when the chips finally fall, Shelly becomes triumphant in her pursuit to capture the hearts of those around her.

We found that this is not suitable for children younger than six years of age, there isn't enough to grab and hold their attention for very long.  Though the puppies are adorable, there just wasn't enough action to follow through with the plot's development.

The dialogue was stale in some parts and the comedy delivered failed to meet its punchline.  Though the movie was charming, I feel that some people will have a hard time keeping their attention drawn to the movie.  If you love Wiener dogs, however, you will find this movie absolutely fascinating.

We here, at The Marsh, give "Wiener Dog Nationals" a 5 out of 10 stars~!!


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I was provided a DVD screener to review this movie...I was not paid or compensated in any other way.  My opinions are my own as I see it~!!