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Dolittle (2020)

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A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

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Stephen Gaghan

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Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Dr. John Dolittle
Antonio Banderas ... King Rassouli
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Blair Müdfly
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Thomas Badgley
Jessie Buckley ... Queen Victoria
Harry Collett ... Tommy Stubbins
Emma Thompson ... Poly (voice)
Rami Malek ... Chee-Chee (voice)
John Cena ... Yoshi (voice)
Kumail Nanjiani ... Plimpton (voice)
Octavia Spencer ... Dab-Dab (voice)
Tom Holland ... Jip (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Kevin (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Barry (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Betsy (voice)
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Storyline

After his wife's death, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) decided to hide from the world with his beloved animals. But he has to take a journey to a mysterious island to find a healing tree, which is the only medicine that can help the dying Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) in Buckingham Palace.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's not just a people person.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,844,045, 19 January 2020

Gross USA:

$74,605,970

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,905,970
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Downey, Jr. and Tom Holland appeared in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). See more »

Goofs

The plaque on Dr. Dolittle's gates invites people to "Inquire Within". In British English, the sign should say "Enquire Within". See more »

Quotes

Kevin: I've bought the front row seats to Crazytown
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Crazy Credits

There is a very short scene in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Original
Performed by Sia
Written by Sia, Jesse Shatkin and Sean Douglas
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User Reviews

 
I don't understand the hate this is getting!
18 January 2020 | by stanluvr_lexxSee all my reviews

I was worried going into this that it would be awful based on early reviews. It turned out to be a delightful, humorous family movie with CGI that would put most films to shame. Yes, there are cheesy over-the-top jokes. Yes, a lot of it is silly. Yes, the plot is simple. It's a movie for children! Robert Downey Jr was charming, Michael Sheen was every bit that classic mustache-twirling villain, and Antonio Banderas surprised me with his performance! The child actors were impressive and believable, and the voice acting was cute and probably the funniest part of the movie. Again, let me say- this is a movie intended for children that can be enjoyed by adults who aren't expecting a drama of the year. Let your inner kid out and see a movie for fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!


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