I liked it, thought it was pretty well made, but it can be a pretty rough movie for someone who has gone through some emotional trauma recently (my wife). Her dad passes away from lung cancer 7 years ago and it's still a tough topic, so seeing Eve in the movie portrayed so accurately (physical condition, lethargy, etc.) was pretty rough for her to see. Being a mom for 4 kids herself didn't make it any easier. They basically designed the movie to put you in tears pretty much the entire way through. Great movie, but I wouldn't have bought it if I had known it would have been so rough on my wife.
"The Art of Racing in the Rain"...I bought 5 dvd's the same day I bought this movie, & honestly, will take up to 3 months to watch the OTHER 4!!! I've lent this movie out to 2 co-workers at the hospital, and as soon as they return it, I will watch it AGAIN! Being a FI fan from 1975 up until the Michael Schumacher era, the sideline stories in the movie brought back a flood of memories of WHO was WHO in those times...& YET, the story of a vibrant passionate man who saw that there was SO MUCH value of a dog in his hectic, erratic life was not only heart-warming, it was captivating and made me see how important a dog (OR any animal I suppose...) can GROUND U to what is REALLY important, no matter our ambitions...love, relationships, even tribulations! Emotionally connective, and worth EVERY minute of viewing!
I bought this as a gift for my granddaughter. The book was a good read. The movie was a great adaptation on the book. The bond between a person and their pet can be an incredible bond. The movie really highlights that bond. Overall, this is a great family movie to watch over and over again.
Movie is way better than expected. The dog is the star of the show and boy is he ever cute. If you like the movies targeting pet lovers this one is a must own. Maybe the best dog movie since old yeller!