Far From Home
If you liked OLD YELLER but hated the ending, you’ll love FAR FROM HOME. This is a touching film about a boy named Angus (Jesse Bradford), his dog Yellow and their most incredible journey. McCormick, Angus’ father (Bruce Davidson), delivers propane by boat to local islands. But when Angus, Yellow and McCormick set sail for a week long trip to Winter Harbor, a fierce storm hits and their boat capsizes. McCormick is rescued, but Angus and Yellow are lost in the storm. They end up stranded on an uninhabited beach and venture into the wilderness to find their way home. Each must rely on the other, from fighting off wolves to consuming bugs for food. Throughout the search for the boy and his dog, the family remains strong and hopeful. Angus’ mother (Mimi Rogers) is loving, supportive and encourage to McCormick and their younger son, Silas. FAR FROM HOME is a feel good, boy and dog conquer all adventure not often experienced in today’s movie climate. It promises to entertain both kids and adults with suspense, humor and drama.
”Far From Home” is a heart-wrenching story about a boy and his dog getting lost off the coast in a storm and his family’s desperate search for them. I thought the story was well written and I especially enjoyed Angus explaining his actions along the way. This made it clear that his dad had gone over safety precautions with him and allows for discussion among parents and children watching the movie. Yellow Dog was also a great companion and a help along the way and I enjoyed watching an animal movie with a happy ending!
We happily award this great story our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.