My Dog Skip (2000)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Americana, Animal Picture, Childhood Drama, Period Film  |   Release Date - Jan 12, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Review by Laura Abraham

In our current world fed and financed by the cynical individual, Jay Russell's My Dog Skip is a refreshing breath of old-time nostalgia. My Dog Skip is a film that will, on the one hand, entertain the kids because of the constant antics involving the dog, but also interest the adults because of the warmth and intensity of the characters. The movie takes some liberties with Willie Norris' original story, but on the whole stays true to the nature of the book. The sweet, truthful nature of the film, coupled with the superb acting of young, Frankie Muniz make this a treat for all. Animal lovers in the audience will relate with the idea of having a pet so important in your life you remember them forever. My Dog Skip is a nice movie, plain and simple.