When a college professor develops an unbreakable bond with an abandoned dog, they set off on an unforgettable journey that inspires the hearts of an entire town! Starring Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Jason Alexander, this filmbased on a true storyembodies the spirit of family loyalty. Bonus features includes "A Bond of Loyalty" - The Making of Hachi: A Dog's Tale. Dove approved. Widescreen. Rated G. Approx. 93 minutes.
We gave this to our grandson. Everyone watched it for our new year celebration. It was sad but left us all a little more determined to love both our animal friends and our families more this coming year. Well done. Worth watching again.
If you love dogs, or have ever known the joy of one who was a very special friend and companion, this will tug at your heart, and, no doubt, bring tears along with recall of some very special memories.
It is language and story-line appropriate for the whole family, but the story is most appealing for the pre-teen or older group. Younger children may not grasp the story well enough to appreciate it.
While there are a few awkward time-lapse sequences, it is overall well-done and worth watching.