Dr. Dolittle
1998
**½
Director: Betty Thomas
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Richard Schiff

A likeable children’s film about a doctor who can talk to animals, most of whom are oddly sarcastic. The film seems to set up the story, but then abruptly ends. The character is based on Hugh Lofting’s children’t stories. Followed by two sequels.