36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Rich, amusing and heart warming - simply wonderful and wonderfully simple.,
This review is from: Bombon El Perro [DVD] (DVD)
What an absolute delight this film is! Director Carlos Sorin is skilled at giving us movies with believable characters who by a quirk of fate find themselves in unusual situations. His message seems to be that a good person will eventually be rewarded but he knows that although we really want to believe this for Coco the reality in countries like Argentina is that good doesn't always win. The film perfectly captures the bleakness of Patagonia but remains warm and uplifting. Contrasts play a big part in this story. Essentially it's a film of hope and friendship lit up by some lovely little moments. The naïve, old man who has only known simple pleasures and the big meek loveable dog make a terrifically engaging partnership.
I enjoyed every minute of this terrifically appealing film and recommend you try it as i'm sure you will too.
A trivia fact: Most of the cast are complete amateurs with no acting experience. Coco himself had actually been director Sorin's car driver for many years. It helps explain the natural emotions shown and why the film has the realistic feel it does.