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In the tradition of Lassie, and adapted from the Louis de Bernières best-selling novel, Red Dog is based on a true story. In this warm-hearted tale, Red Dog becomes a legend with the wild outback locals. Along the way, Red Dog finds the person he's been searching for...Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you!
Red Dog will be released September 14th, 2012 and stars Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Luke Ford, Bill Hunter, John Batchelor, Alex Williamson. The film is directed by Kriv Stenders. »
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Hollywood’s own family fare could probably learn a little from this sweet-natured and surprisingly affecting Aussie hit. Sure, Red Dog is bogged down with the very same clichés and road blocks which define too many animal-centric films, but it is also shot through with more respect for its audience, pandering less to lazy sentimentality and focusing more on the unique bond between man and canine. In the heart stakes, it has plenty to spare, and that goes a long way.
As the film opens, the titular Red Dog appears near death, poorly and about to be put down by several distraught, fully-grown men. Through flashbacks, we learn of how he made it to this point, befriending a group of miners who collectively cared for him, such that he was a communal pet and in fact never had an actual owner. That is, at least, until »
- Shaun Munro
2 items from 2012
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