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My Dog Skip

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My Dog Skip

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
95 minutes
performer:
Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson
director:
Jay Russell
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Willie Morris
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B+

Boy meets dog — an old formula, yes, but Muniz (TV’s Malcolm in the Middle) teaches it new tricks, turning in some of the best kid-to-canine chemistry since Old Yeller. Kudos also to Bacon, who expertly communicates quiet pain as his battle-scarred father. With its Forrest Gump-esque score, WWII-era backdrop, and cute-pooch trump card, My Dog Skip, like so many others of its breed, blatantly manipulates your tear ducts — and every exquisitely schmaltzy moment is worth its weight in Kleenex. B+