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…
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.
I cried like a silly boy. My pillow was soaking wet, and I really miss my dog, even tho she bites me when I pet her.
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…
Este remake de la película de 1987 del mismo nombre (la original no la he visto) es un film conmovedor e impactante que cuenta una historia real que es increible que lo sea. Para mí el máximo ejemplo de que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre en el cine. La fotografía está bien, la música es encantadora, el timing es bastante bueno pero te llega a abrumar en alguna partes en las que pasa el tiempo demasiado rápido y te hace querer que pase más despacio, las actuaciones cumplen y la historia llega. Nada más se le puede pedir. Una experiencia muy gratificante y perfecta para cualquiera que le gusten los animales o las historias sobre lealtad y amistad.
One of those movies which make you weep.
Γενικά, λίγες ταινίες με ανθρώπους και ζώα είναι της προκοπής, αλλά όσες καταφέρουν να σκοράρουν (όπως π.χ. τα αριστουργηματικά Umberto D, Kes και Harry and Tonto) σκοράρουν άσχημα. Αυτό συμβαίνει και με το Hachi, μια συγκινητική ταινία που βασίζεται σε πραγματική ιστορία. Εντάξει, αριστούργημα δεν θα τη λέγαμε, έχει τα προβληματάκια της (αργή εξέλιξη πλοκής, κάπως εύκολος μελοδραματισμός, ατελείς χαρακτήρες -ο πιο ολοκληρωμένος είναι ο σκύλος), αποτελεί όμως μια δυνατή κινηματογραφική εμπειρία. Από τις ταινίες που σου δίνουν τη χαρά να σου υπενθυμίζουν ότι ακόμα είσαι ικανός να βουρκώνεις με την απλή καρδιά ενός παιδιού.
I saw this movie in school, I cried in front of the whole class. I couldn't hold back the tears. Ah... puppies!
A nice feelsy flick to watch with other people, but not a film with a lot of rewatch value.
"I understand you Hachi! I love him too. Richard Gere is a national treasure." -- Words that may have been said aloud while sobbing into a blanket.
Estética y Técnica 🍷 75/100
Narrativa ☕️ 78/100
Entretenimiento 🍻 87/100
Veredicto 🍾 80/100
Delivers exactly what you'd expect with minimal ingenuity and maximal dog screentime.
I wanted to traumatize my boyfriend, but the joke's on me.
I can't even write a review without getting all choked up lmao. I, a future person to work with animals and LOVES animals....god...
I never knew the story of Hachi until I watched this movie. It fucked me all the way up. I wasn't expecting half of what I saw. I wish there was a way to not get any type of feels from this but how can you not?
What a precious, beautiful and extremely loyal dog. You just want to pick him up and take him home and not let him rot in that ark for over a decade but bless those people in Japan taking care of Hachi after the incident, and being based on a true story makes it really more sad.
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