Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Tom Hanks as Scott Turner is a comedy from 1989, it was a box office success an I could see why, the movie isn’t perfect but it is entertaining. Scott turner is a germophobic detective, his good friend is murdered and Scott is forced to live with his slobbery, destructive dog, Hooch, who also happens to be the only witness of the crime. At first, Scott is annoyed and regretful at his job of taking care of Hooch, but he learns to love him and Hooch even saves Scott’s life. Along the way, Scott, with a little help from Hooch, manages to find a lover of his own. The character arch of Scott from a strict perfectionist to a relaxed happy man is satisfying. It’s a nice movie to put on for when you’re bored and have nothing else to do. The soundtrack is some smooth jazz that somewhat fits into the film yet feels very out of place and too lengthy at some parts. The music made it feel too much like a little kid’s movie, which it probably is made to be, though it does have quite a few adult jokes in it. Most of the jokes were pretty funny, but there were a few that just didn’t land. It’s a little strange though, the murder of his friend is the best thing to have ever happened to him. The movie is structured well, and tells both the story of Scott and his personal life as well as his professional work and the solving of the murder, both of which Hooch plays a major role in. This movie was pretty good

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