The Children’s World Cup for soccer is in full swing, with teams of kids from all over the world each bringing a dog as their mascot. Ryan is a benchwarmer for the US Children’s team, whose duties revolve around team mascot Rex, the loveable blue heeler border collie who can secretly talk–but only with other dogs. Despite making all kinds of new friends, Rex soon finds that this World Cup event won’t be the vacation he hoped for when he uncovers a secret evil plot that threatens the tournament. Now he must unite all the dogs to save the players and a stadium full of fans!
Everyone enjoys a movie with talking dogs and bumbling robbers, and “Pups United” is one of these. As youth soccer teams from around the world play in the World Cup, a couple of slapstick thieves take something important for their boss and hide it in the trophy when trying to get away. The two show up at the tournament hoping to find the cup so they can get paid for the job.The hilarity starts when these two try to cover up who they are so they can find the trophy. It is never boring as Rex and his canine mascot gang join together to stop the thieves. By doing so they also help Ryan and the coach get back into the game and go for the win. “Pups United” is a fun family movie that everyone will enjoy. It offers valuable lessons about teamwork and friendship, not only for us two-legged folks but for our four-legged pets as well. The Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages is awarded to this hilarious comedy.