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Red Dog - No shaggy dog story
on 25 October 2012
I really did not know what to expect when I put this film in the DVD player. And I have to say that it defied any expectation that I did have and turned out to be the best film I have seen this year and well up in my top ten films of all time.
Based, amazingly, on a true story, the film tells the story of a dog. Not just any dog, but a dog that made such an impact on the lives of those that knew him that they sent back the statue of their town's founder and had a statue of the dog erected instead.
It's a quirky Australian film, filled with humour. It has an unusual narrative structure, both allowing Red's life to be shown in flashback and giving the many characters a good introduction. It's beautifully put together. It's not all laughter however, there is tragedy, and I have to confess that this is the first time I have ever cried at a film. There are some truly heart breaking scenes.
Overall this is a beautifully told story of love, loss, loyalty and friendship. It will make you laugh, it mill make you cry. It will make you want to watch the film again. It's just about perfect. 5 stars.