Glenn Close look very much like a colorful cartoon villain and the pair duo of Joan Allen and Jeff Daniels is cute, but the "Home Alone" routine and tired slapstick made me fall to sleep. The kid wanted to act a dog afterwards though so I guess it is effective enough if you see it in a very young age. I'll try to see the animated original version instead and see if that sticks better. At least the dogs didn't talk.
[To my late mother] I remember when she'd try and prevent me from showing my younger brothers & sisters this film with the 'excuse' that it was too violent (for her, 'The Care Bears' were violent :3) - actually saying 'It's filled with car chases and fires'. We all LOL'd hard, ignored her & I put the VHS tape in the VCR and we had a blast. I miss Her and the 90's oh so much :s Jeff Daniels personified the 90s for me.