By Bob Palmer
As in two previous adaptations of the 1920 British children’s book by Hugh Lofting, Dolittle is the guy who converses with animals. Dolittle has been played by Rex Harrison  and Eddie Murphy .
Harrison could sing and Murphy brought a hip contemporary twist to the tale. Downey carries sulking and pouting to new cinematic levels.
In this story Dolittle has shut his door on the world after the death of his wife… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).
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