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10 Promises to My Dog (2008)

Inu to watashi no 10 no yakusoku (original title)
A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...

Director:

Katsuhide Motoki

Writers:

Hare Kawaguchi (screenplay), Yoshimitsu Sawamoto (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Rena Tanaka ... Akari Saito
Ryo Kase ... Susumu Hoshi (as Ryô Kase)
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda ... Akari Saito - child
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki ... Yuko Inoue
Akira Fuse Akira Fuse ... Shinichi Hoshi
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima ... Fumiko Saito
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa ... Yuichi Saito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akiko Aitsuki Akiko Aitsuki
Hana Ebise Hana Ebise
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Cashier
Akane Ohsawa Akane Ohsawa
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
Shota Sato Shota Sato
Yasunari Takeshima ... Station Staff
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A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 March 2008 (Japan) See more »

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10 Promises to My Dog See more »

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Cliché and passé, but still meaningful in certain ways
18 October 2008 | by comageSee all my reviews

Similar to Quill (2004), this film involves a pet dog, giving the audience a hint of what will come as the ending to this film. Several scenes have been deliberately set up as tear-jerker scenes, very much similar to Quill (2004).

First time viewers...(read more) who have not watched Quill (2004) may find this film touching and emotional. Veteran viewers of films of this particular genre will see it instead as cliché and passé.

While the deliberate tear-jerker elements may somewhat contribute to the downfall of this film (leading to 7 instead of 8 stars), the meaningful moral behind the film with regards to balancing family relationships vs. personal dreams/careers cannot be depicted any better.


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