2019’s ‘live action’ update of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp doesn’t have any offensive racial caricatures masquerading as cats, which is a notable improvement, but otherwise it’s generally inferior to the original. That is pretty much the case with all the Disney ‘live action’ remakes. So failing to live up to the original animated classic may be an unfair stick with which to beat this movie. Calling it ‘live action’ is also a stretch, unless Disney have somehow found a way to breed talking dogs. Which I wouldn’t necessarily put past them.
If you can manage not to compare it to the original, it is still fairly entertaining. And worth watching for the brief appearance of Ken Jeong as a sarcastic doctor, which genuinely made me laugh out loud.
Score for Christmasishness
As with the original, it is bookended by two Christmases and, as with the original, one of the titular characters is a Christmas present. So, while it is not as good as the orginal, it is certainly as Christmas(ish).