Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Although it suffers from being overly sentimental & comes off as emotionally manipulative on few occasions, Hachi: A Dog's Tale still qualifies as an affectionately crafted tearjerker that has a lot of warmth, cuteness & heart but purely from a story perspective, all it tries to do is to force its viewers to fall in love with its premise by using their sensitivity for a cute dog as its strength & eventually succeeds.
Based on a true story of the now legendary Japanese dog named Hachikō & his well-known loyalty to his master, Hachi: A Dog's Tale is the Americanised version of the same story & concerns an abandoned dog who is found at a train station by a local professor; who takes him home…
This is the true incident which provoked me to experience this beautiful, true tale of love, again.
This past Sunday afternoon was the usual. It was bright, sunny and cheery. I satiated myself with the sumptuous lunch that Mother had prepared despite being a bit unwell. It was as always divine and extremely satisfying. I was totally stuffed and once I had finished my ravishing meal, I started to feel drowsy. I had planned to watch David Lynch's Inland Empire and with a determination not to fall asleep; I lethargically climbed up the staircase and reached my AV room. I locked the door and started to make arrangements. Once I had switched off all the lights and had set everything…
Damn It! I never imagined I would cry in a Richard Gere movie.
Forced to re-watch the film because I didn’t have control of the remote, I actually rather enjoyed this sentimental and manipulative weepy a second time around. Maybe I’m becoming a big softy in my old age but it’s actually quite a sweet story and it’s hard not to fall in love with the dog.
This is one of those cute dog doing cute things type movie where not much else happens. They are the sort of films that have ridiculously high IMDb scores as any rational opinions about the film goes out of the window because there is a big fluffy dog on screen. Even being the heartless bastard that I am it is hard not to warm to such an adorable dog yet there does become a point where you start to look for some semblance of a story.
This is a well produced film, basically an American (well Japanese) version of Greyfriars Bobby, about a sweet dog and his bond with its owner but beyond a couple of moments that is all…
a sentimental story about unconditional love and devotion! Like a circle it is never ending! It doesn't stop because someone stops being there or because you want it to stop for whatever the reason! You can't reason with with love, in the end you surrender to it! And that is the beauty of it!
A wonderful film, I especially enjoyed the dog cam so we could get Hachi's view of the world around him! I'm more of a cat person myself, but even I had to wring out my handkerchief a few times!
Richard Gere and his relationship with a random dog are the focus of this G-rated film. I was warned that the film was a tear-jerker, and it sure is. With Joan Allen and Jason Alexander, and directed by the master Lasse Hallstrom, it's very watchable. And based on a true story.
This is why I love dogs more than cats. A heart-warming tearjerker, yet a tad bit long for a simple story. Nonetheless, an excellent performance by the entire cast.
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
― Mark Twain
Terribly sad story, based on true events in Japan, where the statue of Hachiko sits outside Shinjuku station - a beautiful embodiment of loyalty and unreserved love and devotion. I had my reservations initially, feeling cycnical about the whole Japanese film remake movement in Hollywood, that has led to little of worth. Lasse Hallstrom does provide the goods however, imbuing the events the story depicts with beautifully crafted, heartfelt melodrama. Kudos to the dog performers, who absolutely steal the show. Do not see without a box of Kleenex nearby.
Carinho, confiança e, acima de tudo, lealdade. Hachi e Parker formam a amizade mais emocionante que já vi em um filme. Recomendadíssimo.
tastefully maudlin, thanks to director hallstrom's understated guidance and his commitment to centering the perspective on the dog, thereby crafting a tearjerker built for families that love a good cry together.
if you don't well up at the climax, you're probably dead inside.
A dog is a true friend of a person.
This movie doesn't prove it, doesn't teach you this, it just shows you the fact.
A dog loves you whoever you are.
I just want to tell you people, you have many friends in your life, but you're your dog's only friend.
Love your friend, spend time with your friend.
Don't have regrets when they're gone.
I cried. A lot.
I hope my cats will not have to weep for me like that one day. But the love of our furred friends is unconditional and the purest that is.
That movie just broke my heart.
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- The House Is Black
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- The Thing
- The Fly II
- Saturday Morning Massacre
This is a list of movies where the dog gets it. They say you can't kill the dog in movies,…
- Lady and the Tramp
- Little Dog Lost
- Dracula's Dog
- The Hills Have Eyes Part II
- White Fang