THE FURRY FORTUNE follows a twin brother and sister, Dax and Zooey Taylor, who discover that their family dog sheds money. They try to hide their discovery from their parents. However, when their parents find out, the family spends less time together and more time buying things for themselves. Their new neighbor, an IRS agent, starts snooping around their property when he notices their influx of purchases. With the help of his son, he discovers the Taylor family dog’s secret and kidnaps him. Can the Taylor family come together, put aside their selfish preferences and rescue their dog?
THE FURRY FORTUNE is a fun, engaging family movie about two children’s imaginative, adventurous summer. The movie is shallow at times, relying too much on one-liners, but it ultimately celebrates the importance of family, exposes greed and promotes doing the right thing. However, the children often disobey their parents. Also, the parents don’t set a good example for their children until the end. Finally, there are some jokes about infidelity. Despite this, THE FURRY FORTUNE champions family over wealth. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.
(BB, O, L, V, A, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral overall stresses the importance of family, love before wealth, the danger of greed, and doing the right thing, despite their love for money, the Taylor family learns that spending time together is more important than anything you can buy, there is some brief magic, and two children call themselves wizards, but this is later revealed to be the children’s imagination;
No obscenities, but there are two OMG profanities;
No blood or violence, rival neighbors use squirt guns to spray their neighbors, some stealing, theft, and a man gets angry at children but realizes he’s in the wrong;
No sex scenes, but there are several jokes about infidelity, and a mention of divorce;
No drunkenness, but several scenes with wine, and an aunt and uncle ask for scotch multiple times;
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
For much of the movie, the children are disrespectful to their parents, disobey their parents, or even steal from their parents with no repercussions, and a greedy neighbor, an IRS agent, steals a family’s dog.
THE FURRY FORTUNE starts with twin brother and sister, Dax and Zooey, playing in the tree fort while on summer vacation. They are hanging out with their family dog, when they notice a rainbow appear below their tree house. After dismissing the phenomena as the Leprechaun, Zoey and Dax go home to their parents, who are so busy with work that they postpone their children’s birthday party.
Meanwhile, next door, a father and his young son are moving into their new house. The man reveals that he’s an IRS agent who goes by the book. His son begins to torment Zoey and Dax, slingshotting candy into their bedroom. A rivalry begins.
Soon, Zoey and Dax discover money under their bed. They realize that their dog now sheds money. Their parents are quick to figure it out too, and they all relish their newfound wealth, buying whatever they want and spending even less time together as a family.
However, they will be forced to put aside their greed when their dog goes missing.
THE FURRY FORTUNE is a fun, family movie about two twins’ imaginative, adventurous summer. It celebrates family and exposes the dangers of greed. However, the movie is shallow at points and doesn’t seem to know where it wants to go. For example, it sometimes relies too much on one line jokes instead of leaning into the heart of the family dynamics. Also, the movie has many references to adult movies that would go over children’s heads. One example is a reference to PULP FICTION and JERRY MCGUIRE. Finally, there are several jokes about infidelity. That said, THE FURRY FORTUNE stresses the importance of family, love before wealth and doing the right thing.
MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.
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