Robbin Williams is like a wave. Sometimes his movies are at top of the line in my eyes, but other times they are the bottom of the shelves. “Old dogs” belonged to the latter. I found this movie boring, its jokes underwhelming, the writing predictable and the acting out of sync. Both Williams and John Travolta played in way as if they could care less. They clearly only did I for the money only. According to Box Office Mojo the film cost $35 million and grossed $49 million in the US and another $47 million outside. Thus the producers can be happy, they got their investment returned. But I doubt whether these actors are satisfied, considering that they both can do much better job. I am sorry I wasted my time with this.
IMDB’s summary: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he’s the father of her twins, now seven, and she’ll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he’s up tight and clueless. With Charlie’s help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids’ expectations, and still land the account?