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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 March 2000 (USA)
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

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A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris. Written by Stephen Hughes

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mississippi | dog | veteran | puppy | 1940s | See All (72) »

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Every family needs an optimist.

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some violent content and mild language | See all certifications »

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Mi perro Skip  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,941 (USA) (16 January 2000)

Gross:

$34,099,640 (USA) (4 July 2000)
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Trivia

The movie took place in Yazoo, Mississippi. Residents of Yazoo had the opportunity to purchase special "My Dog Skip" t-shirts. See more »

Goofs

In the prologue of the movie, look carefully at the German helmet on the shelf in Willie's bedroom. It is actually a modified Spanish helmet. German and Spanish helmets are the exact same shape and size but the Spanish version has extra rivets on the outer shell and a totally different liner. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: I was an only child. He was an only dog.
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

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200 Bright
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Some Good 'Ole Southern Charm
11 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a bit of an unusual film: a modern-day movie made more for adults than kids but could be equally enjoyed by both. There are 9 "damns" and a few other profanities, but nothing earth-shaking.

It's simply the memoirs of Willie Morris, a southern boy who wound up as a famous writer and editor of Harper's Magazine. Being that magazine is pretty Liberal, you get Liberal slants in the movie (racial and anti-war sentiments) but nothing heavy-handed.

As a good story does, it makes you care about the characters, especially the lead one. In here it's "Willie" and his dog "Skip." Early shots of Skip growing up - measured in how he related to the toilet bowl - are funny. You also care about his parents and are glad when the dad (Kevin Bacon) softens his stance on things. As a guy, I appreciated just looking at Diane Lane. What a gorgeous face!

The cinematography is pure southern charm and looks great on DVD. It's not all sweetness. There are some angry moments and some sad ones, to be sure. In summary, however, a nice film.....pure and simple.


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