|On Sunday, January 11th 2009 9:30 pm, holophonor wrote: |
|It's also the saddest movie ever.|
|On Monday, January 12th 2009 7:53 pm, tikidawg wrote: |
|Yes, saddest movie ever despite knowing it's coming the entire way through.|
I saw this the other week and the two above statements are pretty much what I was going to post. And the worst part? I heard about the ending beforehand. So I knew it was coming. How pathetic am I? It doesn't help I had to go through an almost identical scenario with a dog about five years. It's just something that most dog owners go through.
My mom read the book and was complaining the whole time about how different the movie ways, as if this was the first time that's ever happened. Apparently the guy gets the dog way before anything else happens (marriage, moving, etc.) and it's more about the relationship between the two. Obviously the movie had a more romantic touch to it, it is a movie after all.
I enjoyed it for the most part. It was funny at times, sad at times, and touching at others. There was beautiful shots within, beaches in Florida, snow in Philly, and the field towards the end of the film. I also heard they used 17 different dogs throughout the movie. 17!!