Friday, July 29, 2011

Movie Recommendation: Hachiko: A Dog's Tale

I have never watched a movie nor read any books or heard any songs that moved me to uncontrolled tears until today. The movie Hachiko: A Dog's Tale (2009) was such a simple story with so much depth. Unlike most movies of today that centers its entire production around sex and violence, this movie was simply beautiful and it was the exact opposite of mainstream. Basically, the movie is about a man and his dog. He man suddenly dies and the dog continually waits at the same spot, at the same time, every day for the next 9 years of his life. Just watch the movie! It is so touching and so sweet.

Tears just fell nearing the end of the movie and didn't stop until the credidations. I watched this movie with my mother and even she couldn't help it. I never cried over The Notebook, Titianic, or any other sappy love movies. This one did it and totally deserve many praises!

This movie was based on a true story back in Japan in the 1920s. A man suddenly dies and the dog waits for him for 9 years at the same spot every day. Sadly, the man and his dog were only together for a year and the dog lived only for 10 years. For a majority of that dog's life, he was alone and waiting for his beloved owner. That is some insane amount of loyalty and love! If you would like to read more about it, here is the link to Wikipedia: Hachiko.

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