LA TIMES: ‘Unleashed’ Review
August 24, 2017
Sometimes a film with the most undeniably goofy premise comes along — and you’re shocked when it charms you. Such is the case with the slyly winning “Unleashed,” a rom-com about lovelorn app designer Emma (Kate Micucci), whose pets transform into humans when she wishes upon a star.
Emma has given up on trusting and loving humans after a terrible betrayal, so she adopts yellow lab Summit and kitty Ajax to bring love into her life. But during a particularly dramatic astrological event, her furry friends turn into a pair of lovable men. While the puppyish Sam (Steve Howey) and the feline Diego (Justin Chatwin) try to woo their way back onto Emma’s couch, she learns to let her guard down and regains her trust in real people, specifically her handy neighbor, Carl (Sean Astin).