DVD Release: May 8, 2012


Cinnamon, a spoiled Maltese puppy, loves to have her mommy, Madeline, ALL to herself. But there’s trouble when Madeline meets the man of her dreams, Kevin. And now Cinnamon has to share her mommy with Kevin and his 13-year-old son, Jordan. They are all in for a dog-gone Hollywood adventure when the crafty little canine goes into overdrive to break this relationship up. With the help of her doggy friends, Cinnamon knows that she will get her way. What she doesn’t realize is that having a family might actually be what she is truly looking for!

Dove Review

What a great family film! The entire family can get something out of this one. We can hear the dog Cinnamon speaking her mind in this picture, although the other characters in the movie can’t hear her. She is protective of her owner, Madeline, who is divorced but meets a widower named Kevin and soon the romantic sparks are flying. Cinnamon tries to discourage the romance but to no avail.

A misunderstanding will have to be cleared up between Madeline and Kevin and this becomes a bit of a cliff hanger in the final portion of the film. Kevin’s son and Madeline’s daughter get along like a brother and sister and if one hurdle can be cleared, the family could be happy together. With wholesome language and family values featured in this film, we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing, a few mild innuendos; a boy says something about a girl not wearing anything.
Language: OMG-3; Geez-1
Violence: Man gives a man who is getting "out of line" a shove; a mother argues with her daughter's boyfriend; a dog nips at a man's pant leg; a kid gives another kid a shove; a dog chases another dog.
Drugs: A woman's date sits on the porch drunk but doesn't bother anyone; a man is seen with a bottle of wine; drinking of wine.
Nudity: Strong cleavage in a few scenes; a boy and a girl look at her internet photo in which she is wearing a bikini.
Other: Belching; some chemicals are spilled on a white dog and the colors include blue and red; dog gets dirt on floor; a guy steals dog but dog later makes it home; a man tells a lie to protect someone's feelings but he later admits to it; another character tells a lie.


Company: ARC Entertainment
Director: Michael Feifer
Producer: Michael Feifer and David DeCrane
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Starring: Cynthia Gibb, Greg Evigan, Ashely Leggat, Ciara Bravo, Brenda Song as the voice of Cinnamon with Lesley-Anne Down, and Robert Carradine
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter