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This movie is a wonderful film about friendship and determination. Two
dogs, a retriever and a bull terrier, and a Siamese cat go on a quest to
find their family and take care of each other along the way. The
interaction among the pets is absolutely amazing. The love they have for
each other is evident throughout the film.
Some may find the film a little boring because there is no dialogue for long portions of the film and of course it has an "old movie" look to it. The remake, Homeward Bound, is funnier and more action-packed, but I still prefer the original by far. The music and beautiful scenery alone make this a must-see.
This was an emotional milestone for me as a child. Anyone who doesn't cry their eyes out watching this movie has a heart of stone! Based on the book by Sheila Burnford.
I had seen the stage show and heard the album before checking out the
and I was seriously disturbed when I finally saw it. I thought a lot of
scenes were way too much information for me. The plot itself is pretty
bizarre and I know the music is a higher priority but both really seemed
that they were overshadowed by the visual parts of the film. Every scene
bright and colorful and kind of a sensory overload, but I could have done
without a lot of the scenes, like the Acid Queen and Cousin Kevin. I
repeat (in capital letters), Seriously Disturbed.
My problems with the film relate to the plot and the music. I really didn't like the film's alterations in the plot like the updating of the time period (fifty-one instead of twenty-one), the lack of the mirror's role, and the change in the role of captain walker. I also thought that the music was not a priority in the film. The songs seemed mediocre and it seemed as if they were kind of an afterthought.
It is entirely possible that I only preferred the album and stage show because I experienced them first. I also saw the probably edited version on television. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
One thing you can say for the movie, similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is that it's an experience!