Every time Charles Martin Smith, a nice actor we remember A Dog’s Way Home in American Graffiti, but who we like to bring to mind as one of Elliot Ness’s Untouchables, wasted time directing family movies with dolphins that were pure Overdose of sugar, server wondered why he learned nothing when he was the star of a classic Disney of 1983, all he environmentalism, respect for nature and love of animals: The wolves do not cry. Carroll Ballard, the signer of that Kurosawanian and precious film (without being slobbering), such that his previous The Black Steed, could have served Smith as a model. However, he did not do it until now.
One more of the family, adaptation of another dog bestseller by the same author of Your best friend, Lasse Hallström, clicks similar keys of canine enchantment and tearful melodrama, but Charles Martin Smith, without disdaining this content (everything related to the traumatized character played by Ashley Judd), is carried away by more elements of the aforementioned Carroll Ballard.
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In fact, part of this odyssey back home of the dog (impossible not to soften before their mohines) abounds in an approach almost documentary and psychological. A Dog’s Way Home full movie They are very well that adventure to return home, their moments of animal solidarity worthy of other disneys zoophiles in real image (An incredible journey, Back home and even their moments of comedy and slapstick (the shop and the hen ), but the film transcends that format when it describes the psychology of the animal in relation to an unknown world of humans and obstacles.
Road movie after all, A Dog’s Way Home One more of the family is again Sullivan’s travels, by Preston Sturges (the lively Bolt was already), perhaps as Gregory La Cava would have done: the meeting with that vagabond played by Edward James Olmos seems to indicate that Smith knows classical cinema very well. Despite all the clichés and clichés he handles, some without any kind of subtlety (the gay couple), the film arrives at home without problems, satisfies the instincts of its audience, contributes to the industry of paper handkerchiefs (recyclable) and it makes us better people. Or better dogs.