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The wise man once said "You can't run through the gauntlet of PACs without getting somebody on their high horse." Political Action Committees -- groups that watch Hollywood second only to watching Washington -- are so numerous in this jolly land of political correctness in which we all reside, that nobody ever makes anything without annoying some PAC. It is like the Strait of Messia of politics... sail your ship there, and without the guidance of a goddess, your Argonauts shall fall into Poseidon's watery deep.

Nobody survives the gauntlet... no one, that is, except for the filmmakers of My Dog Skip.

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My Dog Skip Review


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An old fashioned kids' flick that embraces its clichés and serves them up with a contagious, indomitable spirit, "My Dog Skip" is a genuine I-laughed-I-cried pic that miraculously sidesteps the kind of eye-rolling material it could have easily become.

Based on an autobiographical book by Willie Morris about the World War II-era adventures of a lonely, small-town pip-squeak (Frankie Muniz from "Malcolm In the Middle") and his dog (duh!), "Skip" affectionately visits all the expected territory -- bullies, baseball and the prettiest girl in town -- without ever feeling trite.

Young Willie's only real friend is his next door neighbor and hero, Dink Jenkins (Luke Wilson) -- Yazoo, Mississippi's star athlete and a recent Army recruit who promises he'll teach the boy to throw a curve ball upon his return from war.

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My Dog Skip Movie Review

The wise man once said "You can't run through the gauntlet of PACs without getting...

My Dog Skip Movie Review

My Dog Skip Movie Review

An old fashioned kids' flick that embraces its clichés and serves them up with a...

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