Hachi: A Dog's Tale

2009

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

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Based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari, as well as on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale stars Richard Gere as a college professor who finds an abandoned dog and takes the poor lost animal in. The film follows the two as the man and animal soon form a strong and unexplainable bond. Joan Allen co-stars in the Inferno Entertainment production. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

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  • Mar 02, 2013
    Actually better than I expected. I don't really like Richard Gere, and Joan Allen's pillow face was distracting, but the dog is a real star and directed in a way that made you see through his eyes. Was very sad at the end, though.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2012
    Hachi : A Dog's Story is based on a true story about a college professor who finds an abandoned dog at a train station. He takes it home, despite his wife being uncomfortable with it-at least at first. The man then starts to grow an intimate friendship with the dog. Hachi is an admittedly adorable dog, and any dog lover will sure be sure to smile as soon as they see him. But unfortunately, being cute is just about the only thing this film has to offer. The entire story is simply about a man who becomes great friends with a dog, and this story stays until the very end. At times, there is some concentration on the people around him. Some people think he's become a bit "loony" because of his obsession with his best friend. And His wife becomes isolated from him. His daughter also informs him that she is having a child, and that excites him. However, it focuses very little on any other issues but the dog itself-until the final heartbreaking moment in which will not be spoiled in this review. If you are the type of person who has an undying love for dogs, than this might just be a good choice for you (bring a box of tissues.) But if you are someone who is looking for a good story, than you should walk away from this one.
    Emmanuel T Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2011
    A great family film but real tear jerker. If your a animal lover or have a dog you will cry your eyes out on this movie. About a dog who is faithful to his master even after his death. A must see, no tissues, you will need paper towels. 5 Stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2011
    Emotionally heart wrenching. You might want to turn it off after an hr, because it can be a little too much....especially if you're a dog owner.
    Wu C Super Reviewer

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