Dog Of Flanders

Theatrical Release: August 27, 1999
DVD Release: August 27, 1999
Dog Of Flanders
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Synopsis

A slight retooling of the Ouida classic novella (here, we get a happy ending), about a 19th century artistic boy raised by his grandfather when his husband less mother dies.

Dove Review

Life-lessons abound in this boy-and-his-dog tale, including: never underestimate the power of love; never hate; your talents are God-given; and always reach for the stars. The dog is a bit of a dud, but the film really isn’t about him, but rather about the boy discovering that despite life’s challenges, love is ultimately undefeated. This well-told story presents some touching moments and a respect for God. I found it most enjoyable.

Content Description

The film contains three mild expletives; an implied sexual relation which is not exploitive, but serves to further the story and will probably go over the heads of the littlest viewers; both mother and grandfather die on screen; the first owner of the dog is cruel to him; this villain later dies when the dog pushes him down a flight of stairs, while protecting others from the violent man. The film's thematic elements of a young child facing life by himself calls for a guardian to be in attendance, simply to reassure little ones.

Info

Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Kevin Brodie
Director: Kevin Brodie Brodie
Producer: Frank Yablans
Genre: Drama
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright