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    Default Red Dog wins best film AFi awards

    Yay ! This has made my day.
    back to the salt mines now...

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    Haha

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    Can't bring myself to watch this movie - I know it will make me sad and want to cry! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Can't bring myself to watch this movie - I know it will make me sad and want to cry! lol
    Thats why i dont watch a heap of good dog movies too. Big wuss i am. Cuts me to the bone when i was a kid watching 'Old Yella' and even the 'Littlest Hobo' series on TV.
    Be nice if they didnt always end with a bullet or a teary good bye.


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    I know, I still remember watching Milo and Otis when I was little and bawling my eyes out. I haven't watched it since and I don't actually remember what happened but I can't do it. Another one for me is the Fox & The Hound!

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    red dog made me cry because it made me think about ruby and the 2 time i wach it it was god dam it dont cry kassie pull it back im toff but every time i whac it it give me a way im a big fat softy
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    I'm just young enough to miss Old Yella and the like but Marley and Me turned me into a 13 year old girl lol I cried the first time I watched it alone. My missus wanted me to watch it with her so she could she me cry. I was like " Nah, Won't happen twice". It did
    The next time she was over Red Dog was in the cinema and the adverts I saw showed it as a cheery feel good movie which it was I guess for most of it. Walk in, Sit down and 5 minutes in Red Dogs on the floor dying. I'm thinking " Get up dog, You're killing me" lol

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    I bawled my eyes out. But afterwards I actually got quite annoyed that they had made the story so unnecessarily sentimental. Especially after I did a Google and found out more about the real red dog. And even though there is evidence that he grieved for 'his master', I think it is highly unlikely that his grieve took on such epic proportions. The dog was a wanderer - that bit appears to be totally true. He seemed to like this guy more than any other human, but their relationship didn't go much further than him having a rest from his travels there now and then.

    And then I discovered the miner - I totally forget his name and can't be bothered looking now - had left his wife with 3 kids after physically and emotionally abusing her for years. A far cry from the too good to be true character in the movie...

    I would have been more interested in the movie if they would've stuck to the real story, frankly. But I do realise it is based on a book.

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    When I heard the news on the radio, the reporter on ABC said the Australian comedy Red Dog has won etc....
    It was a comedy for the most part, but have watched it again and made sure I left the room for the really sad bit
    in the middle (which made us run out of tissues and start in on a pack of toilet paper). Lucky it was an 8 pack.

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    I thought the guy (his only master) WAS actually the bus driver but had an Italian name.
    Made me think that they gave the Italian character a major role as a nod to historical fact
    even though it was re-written to appeal to a USA audience, as is usually the case.
    Maybe I am reading too much into it.

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