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This touched me.
2 January 2004 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

I saw this on HBO Family a few years ago, and this is the first time I have ever written a review on this site. This film makes me cry every time I see it. If you hear only the music, it is touching. If you see only the images, it is touching. When the music and clay-mation images are combined, it is tragic and beautiful. The viewer is taken on a journey through a dog's memories as he wanders around an empty house. He remembers, through flashback images, the little boy who was his owner. He misses him, and he can't find him. What makes this film so poignant for me is the open ended aspect of it. We, as the viewer, never find out why the boy is no longer there. That outcome is left to our imagination. I was also moved by how well the lonely and empty aspects of the home were conveyed in a miniature set, which seemed to be a doll house. This short film can speak to everyone in some way. I believe we all carry with us pain and regret about the people, pets, or anyone in our lives that we wish we could see...just one more time. The story can touch me in its own right. The feelings it stirs in me then become overwhelming, and the tears flow. If you need a good cry, then watch this film.


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