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My Dog Skip [Blu-ray]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Willie Morris (Muniz) is an eight-year-old citizen of World War II-era Yazoo, Missippippi. A little on the shy side, he is continually the brunt of the jokes of his more extroverted, athletic classmates, most notably boisterous Big Boy Wilkinson and his two equally devious henchmen. Willie's only true friend is high school football star Dink Jenkins (Wilson), his encouraging next door neighbor who also happens to be heading off to war. When Willie's mother Ellen (Lane) proposes to his father, Jack (Bacon) the idea of giving the boy a puppy for his ninth birthday, protective war veteran Jack protests, reason being that his withdrawn son isn't ready for the responsibility and emotional investment which comes with the territory. Jack finally gives in, though, giving Willie not only a new best friend, a Jack Russell terrier named Skip, but also the acceptance of other children, including the prettiest girl in school, Rivers Applewhite. Everything is perfect for a while, but, Willie's innocent existence in Yazoo is rattled when he and Skip discover that some mean bootleggers are hiding their product in the town cemetery and his idol Dink returns from war-torn Europe with some demons to confront.
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  • Credits
    Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz, Caitlin Wachs, Bradley Coryell, Daylan Honeycutt, Cody Linley, Peter Crombie, Clint Howard, Bill Butler
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Superior family entertainment..."
    Variety

    "...Undeniably affecting....[The terrier] is irresistible..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...[Muniz] teaches it new tricks....Kudos also to Bacon..." -- Rating:B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...MY DOG SKIP is a glowing slice of nostalgia..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A relaxed, modest evocation of the mythology of small-town mid-20th century American childhood....[Bacon] delivers a beautifully understated performance, as does Diane Lane..."
    New York Times

    "...The sweet thing about MY DOG SKIP is the way it understands the friendship between a kid and a dog..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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