My Dog Skip
KEVIN BACON, DIANE LANE and TV's newest star, FRANKIE MUNIZ ("Malcolm in the Middle") star in this heartwarming coming-of-age story about a sensitive young Southern boy who learns valuable life lessons with the help of his dog.
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Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
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Rotten: They may find themselves mystified and a little bored by a movie designed to leave their adult companions misty-eyed.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2000
This was a beautiful movie about a boy and his dog. Really touching. I cried at the end. I love that dog!
- YosemiteSamFan, Friday, July 13, 2007
"My Dog Skip" is the heartfelt story about a 9-year-old only-child named Willie (Frankie Muniz), and his pet dog, Skip. Before getting Skip for a pet, Willie is shy, lonely, and he's struggling in other ways such as being picked on by bullies. What Willie needs most at this point in his life is a friend. And Skip will turn out to be much more than just a normal friend. "My Dog Skip" is one of the best movies I've seen in awhile without a doubt. Not only is it a story of a boy and his dog, it's a story about coming of age, friendship, how many of us grow up then want to be a kid again, and much much more. Usually, I'm not all that crazy about a movie being overloaded with subplots, but "My Dog Skip" is an exception. There are many subplots such as Frankie's idol going into World War II, Frankie being picked on by bullies and struggling with baseball, and more. While the target audience of "My Dog Skip" is probably more geared toward kids, I really liked the movie a lot. I'm only 21, so my childhood hasn't been over for that long, but I can honestly say that "My Dog Skip" made me feel like a kid again while I was watching it, and that's about the best thing it could've done. Also, I'm not an only-child, but my parents got a divorce when I wasn't but eight, and I didn't have any siblings to struggle through the divorce alongside me, so I can relate a lot to what Frankie was going through both before and after he met his best friend named Skip. If you have any kids (especially only-childs or divorce-stricken ones), or if you're a kid at heart, do them or yourself a favor and purchase "My Dog Skip." Not only is it one of the best family movies to come along in awhile, it's one of the best movies in any genre that you could purchase. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Wow, I remember loving the movie, but that old review of mine back when I was barely old enough to drink makes me want to see this again to see how it holds up!
- stormyweather980, Monday, September 14, 2009