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
When Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) is in the woods with his Dad Jack (Kevin Bacon) and Skip and they hear a gunshot from hunters, Jack pushes Willie down and says to take a knee while hollering to the hunters, "Hello! Over here at 3 o'clock!" Only problem is, they don't know which direction the hunters are facing, so they have no idea where they are in relation to the hunters. Saying "3 o'clock" is totally irrelevant, only the sound of their voice gives the hunters knowledge of their direction. See more »
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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I loved this movie from start to finish. "My Dog Skip" reminded me a lot of a 1998 movie called "Simon Birch" from the narrator to the feeling I got inside while watching both films.
I was also thrilled to learn that Kevin Bacon was a part of this cast because he is an actor that has presence. Every time he is on screen it is as if the screen shines. "My Dog Skip" also stars one the best child stars around named Frankie Muniz. When talking about natural talent this kid has it. Rounding out this cast is Diane Lane and Luke Wilson.
As Haley Joel Osment did with his performance last year in "The Sixth Sense," Frankie Muniz stole the show this year with his in "My Dog Skip."
This may not be an original idea but it is presented in such a way that works. "My Dog Skip" is refreshing and non-violent film that allows everyone to sit back and relax. All I have to say about this film is bravo on a movie well done on the acting as well as the directing. Everything about the film was terrific.
I wish I could live the life of this kid and have a dog this loyal and obedient. I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish.
I recommend that everyone watch "MY DOG SKIP."
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