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We Think the World of You (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  March 1989 (USA)
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An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face ... See full summary »

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An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <te7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Unsatisfying!
10 March 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Alan Bates and Gary Oldman star in this film about a dog called Evie that changes their lives. Johnny (Oldman) is sent to jail, and leaves his dog, Evie, with his poor old parents, who barely have time to walk her, and Johnny's stepfather abuse the creature. Frank (Bates) is Johnny's "friend", or more precisely his ex-lover, (although this isn't spelt out as such in the film) who befriends Evie, and is frustrated by her treatment. Frank begins to attempt to get Evie away from Johnny's parents, and he becomes quite attached to the dog. He struggles to gain contact to Johnny, to advice him about the dog's treatment. Eventually Evie becomes the central issue in their lives.

To say the least, 'We Think the World of You' is fairly well acted by both Alan Bates and one of my favorite actors, Gary Oldman. But the film doesn't really go anywhere for me. I was even confused as to what time period it was set in. Based on the novel by J.K. Ackerly which I've never read, 'We Think the World of You' doesn't provide enough interest as a film. It touches a little on how to treat a dog, and a little on the reasons why owners love their pets so much- and even put up with their misbehavior, but as a story 'We Think the World of You' is hardly compelling and some plot points are never quite tied up- leaving the viewer unsatisfied. I also think the film felt longer than it's running time! **1/2 out of *****!


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