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Genres: Drama , Family , Sport
Actors: Frankie Muniz , Diane Lane , Luke Wilson , Kevin Bacon , Bradley Coryell , Daylan Honeycutt , Cody Linley , Caitlin Wachs , Peter Crombie , Clint Howard , Mark Beech , Susan Carol Davis , David Pickens , Lucile Doan Ewing , Nathaniel Lee Jr.
Director: Jay Russell
Country: United States
Year: 2000
IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 (12227 votes)

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.

Film Review

This film is in the top 3 of all time best dog scene or films about dogs & their impacts on our lives. It joins the select list of Old Yeller, My Life As a Dog, & Unbearable Lightness of Being (dog death scene is emotionally devastating & profound in the context of underscoring love between a man & woman in that film). The overwhelming favorable reviews posted on this site are accurate. The film aptly portrays a challenging time in our nation's history as well as the critical years of child. It's not unlike Seabiscuit in that regard. It's what gets us through. I've had over 60 dogs in my life & have suffered & grown through their lives & deaths, some pleasant some violent. This film comes closest to capturing that sentiment after death with its ending.

The Summary line(as if this bears explaining)refers to my own sub-reference of movies that I believe any person has. NAmely,a group,however large or small,of films that have me uncontrollably in tears. "Babe","Charlotte's Web", "Toy Story 2" and "Bambi" fall into this category(those are just off the top of my mind,BTW). I dare anyone who's had dear friends that are pets to watch this show and not have some wet in their eyes.Writer Willie Morris was but a boy during World War II and a lonely only child. In an effort to get him to get out of his shell,his parents–the dad(Kevin Bacon)much more reluctantly than the mom(Diane Lane)–decide to get him a dog. The dog,Skip,a well-tempered terrier(Jack Russell?)and Willie bond much better than anyone could've imagined,and the boy learns life lessons and discovers that he had more courage and integrity than he once imagined. As per any story involving friendships that start from youth,Willie …

A good movie conveys a message or a story with purpose and clarity, and hopefully entertains in the process; this film does none of those things. When it mercifully ended, I asked my wife, "What was this movie trying to say?" She replied, "I have absolutely no idea!" The "race problem" in the Southern US in the 40's lurked around the edges, but did not really affect the story, which is nominally a "coming of age" reminiscence. It does have a couple things going for it: a cute dog, a cloying kid, period props, and a 1940's era Flxible intercity bus, which probably would not have transported servicemen from the prominent railroad town of Yazoo City in 1942. This film feels phoney from the get-go; the emotions are contrived, and the plot line concerning the dog's injury and recovery is utterly predictable. Ultimately, I felt it was a total waste of 95 minutes (and seven million dollars). It sucks.

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