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How to Steal a Dog

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Family comedy explores mature themes, homelessness.

Movie NR 2014 109 minutes
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This is a family movie that aspires to instill in kids empathy for those who struggle with hardships. Ji-so observes that people with homes probably don't appreciate how great it is to simply have a place to sleep at night. Kids are presented as observant and perceptive beings who may struggle to understand all things Grown Up, but they manage to comprehend certain universal truths about the difference between right and wrong and the importance of family. Lee Re and Hong Eun-suk are adorable as the homeless siblings and their sincerity and commitment carry the movie. Director Kim Sung-ho handles comedy and pathos equally well and intermingles them seamlessly.

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