Reviewed bykategcomVote: 10/10/10
those who have read this book will not be disappointed, as always thebook is still better than the movie, but for a movie based on a greatbook, they did a really good job. the story is heartwarming, and has afew tearful moments, but all in all, it was a happy ending. as someonewho almost always cries at the sad movies, i give this a 3 tissuewarning. i truly enjoyed this book, and all W. Bruce Cameron's books,and the idea of making a movie from such a great book is alwaystroubling, but the process here was well done. the actors representingthe characters did a great job of embodying the personalities, and noone can complain about Josh Gad voicing the many lives of the dog.bravo to the producers and the director for doing such a good job withthe story,
Reviewed byBody of My OwnVote: 10/10/10
I know, the scandal video made the movie's reputation go downdrastically, but this movie is great! The dog wasn't actually harmed atall during filming, so there's nothing to worry about. The movie leftme feeling happy. The movie was very enjoyable and I would recommendthat you go and see it. The movie was very touching. I hope this moviedoes well because a lot of time and effort was put into it, and it didpay off, but the video stupid TMZ posted made people come and reviewthis movie based on the scandal, before they had even SEEN the movie.Ialso recommend that especially dog lovers/animal lovers go see themovie because it's more understandable from an animal lovers/ownerspoint of view.
Reviewed bylarryhouVote: 10/10/10
Don't believe these people that were paid off or have an agendaregarding the success or failure of this movie. TMZ and others are scumfor doctoring the footage.
Go see it. The rescue animals deserve their recognition. Perhaps thedog was not used to the generated waves created by the machine. Heprobably enjoys swimming and jumping in pools of water. The handlersmay have not been patient enough or understanding what the director wastrying to accomplish. I'm certain that if you saw the tape of the dogafter the scene was filmed, he was thrilled to be participating in thewater scene. Did you happen to watch Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp wherethere tossed the dog into a man-made river where the dog was doingeverything it could to keep its head above water.
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.