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  • Summary: Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great friendship. But for Billy's parents, this is where the trouble begins. [DistriB Films] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Nov 7, 2013
    50
    Billy and Buddy manages to maintain the kind of brisk giddiness that many animated films struggle to achieve. But as family fare with a few unsettling Gallic touches, the boy-and-his-dog escapade is an odd fit.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Nov 5, 2013
    40
    Despite a few manic comic episodes, writer-directors Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier never again capture the sense of joyous connection that can exist between child and pet.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Nov 11, 2013
    40
    While the portrait of domestic malaise is occasionally intriguing (and owes much to the original comics), things wind up all-too easily working themselves out in the long run.
  4. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Nov 8, 2013
    40
    Very young children fluent in French may enjoy the film for its jokes, but anyone old enough to read the subtitles is likely to be unamused.