Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 2000. Alcon Entertainment, MDS Productions LLC. Screenplay by Gail Gilchriest, based on the book by Willie Morris. Cinematography by James L. Carter. Produced by John Lee Hancock, Broderick Johnson, Mark Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove. Music by William Ross. Production Design by David J. Bomba. Costume Design by Edi Giguere. Film Editing by Harvey Rosenstock, Gary Winter.
Cute World War II-era film about a young boy (Frankie Muniz) and his devoted relationship to his adorable dog. Diane Lane is every bit the movie star as the young man’s mother, with Kevin Bacon quite touching as his wounded veteran father.