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My Dog Tulip

4 Ratings: 2.5
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4 reviews about My Dog Tulip
review by . December 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    I've had two dogs so far in my lifetime. The first was named Chatom; I was born and then greeted by his natural warmth. He lived a good fourteen years and then passed away. A few years later; the family got Skipper, his name derived from my mother's flamboyant obsession with boating (skipper, for those who don't know, is just another word for captain).    I loved both dogs; as a good owner should. I'll even admit to having some special sort …
review by . August 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Not My Dog Tulip
Despite sporting possibly the two best quotes about the relationship between man and dogs, this animated depiction of Ackerly's book is too rife with the the significance and occurences of dog fluids. Christopher Plummer's narration and the homely, but excellent animation are endearing, but don't add enough spice to qualify this as engaging enough. While it is conceded the whole affair about Ackerly's real life story of his relationship with his dog--so titled--does make us care …
review by . July 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
It’s hard to tell a story about a beloved pet without getting all sentimental and treacly. I think this is probably because owning a pet is, essentially, a sentimental thing to do; it almost requires that you anthropomorphize. Almost every pet movie I can think of, from “Old Yeller” to “Marley and Me,” tells a tear-jerking story of a beast whose qualities surpass those of its humans, but that beast must die, and we must cry, and the whole dying thing must take a terribly …
review by . January 31, 2011
Based on a 1956 memoir of the same name by British writer J.R. Ackerley, "My Dog Tulip" is an animated film about Ackerley's relationship with a German Shepherd named Tulip that he acquired when he was "quite over 50". At the time, Ackerley, a lonely bachelor who wasn't much of a dog-lover, had all but given up on his search for an "ideal friend", which I didn't realize until later actually meant "ideal BOYfriend". Once he adopts the rambunctious …
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