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My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 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 (73) »

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Every family needs an optimist.

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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,941 (USA) (14 January 2000)

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$34,099,640 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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Six Jack Russell terriers, including Moose and his son Enzo the Dog, played Skip. See more »

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Dink's letters home talk of being in France, yet the Allied invasion did not take place until 1944. See more »

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Narrator: Like all dogs, Skip was colorblind. He made friends easily with people of all races and origins. The town was segregated back then, but as we know, dogs are a whole lot smarter than people.
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References The Roundup (1941) See more »

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I'm Beginning to See the Light
Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
Performed by Harry James
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Think: Lost in Translation meets 101 Dalmatians
14 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Frankie Muniz should stick to roles like these, they're truly brilliant. He plays Willie Morris, a lonely boy who gets given a dog named Skipper for his birthday, and together they have amazing adventures together. Sounds corny, no? Well, the whole thing is so beautifully handled that it's a truly moving piece of drama.

Frankie Muniz really surprised me in his role. He went through, something which I would describe as what Adam Sandler went through for Punch-Drunk Love, an absolute revelation. His portrayal of Willie Morris is convincing, accurate, funny, moving, all those words and more. His performance here beats his other film work anyday, and is even better than what he did in his TV show Malcolm in the Middle. His co-stars Diane Lane, Luke Wilson and Kevin Bacon (big names, huh?) are reliably good but it's really Frankie who steals the show here.

My Dog Skip is an underrated, moving masterpiece which 100% shows the importance of having a friend. It's so touching, it made me cry. The dramatic score and lovely cinematography add to the wonder. Simply fantastic.

My rating: 9.5/10


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