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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.

Movie PG 1995 81 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Far From Home-The Adventures of Yellow Dog

Has adventures and some survival information that ALL kids-young and old-should have. Displays love between family members, teaches responsibility, and indicates the importance of never giving up when you feel strongly that you ‘re doing the right thing. Have faith in yourself and what you believe!

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age 10+

i enjoy it.

A young cute Jesse Bradford who later did a movie Bring It On as he matured yet he is still cute . even in this movie. Its good that his dog came home. rated PG. There is a part when the girl kisses him other than that its a nice family film.

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Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (1 ):

With sweeping views of the beautiful Canadian coast and intense wilderness scenes, this tender coming-of-age story is bound to impress viewers of all ages. Where the tale could verge into the melodramatic, the McCormick family exhibits stolid emotional strength in the face of adversity. Moreover, Angus is raised with strict boundaries, which serve him well. When he asks to keep the stray dog that he calls Yellow, his father says, "Angus, this is your dog and it is going to be your responsibility." The following scene shows Angus buying dog food and a dog tag with his hard-earned money. And Yellow proves to be a loyal friend who saves Angus' life more than once.

The strength of the McCormick family's commitment to doing things correctly could be seen as a moral tale for the times. There are no shortcuts in this film -- and patience and perseverance end up saving lives.

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