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Miracle Dogs

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Heartwarming boy-and-dog story with life and death issues.

Movie NR 2007 93 minutes
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age 18+

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age 18+

tooter scooter

the mom says that she is pregnant at the end of this touching tail... of a dog.

Is It Any Good?

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It's all soothingly predictable; everything's easily resolved and characters change for the better in the blink of an eye. But child actor Josh Hutcherson and the MIRACLE DOGS are marvels of cute, endearing innocence and good deeds. It's a fairy tale story in which the dogs appear to have magical healing powers, but other than a cursory explanation about the placebo effect of an animal's presence, there's no explanation for the miracles that happen.

Other troubled characters in a bevy of sub-stories have very grown-up issues at their core -- an odd combination of bitter and sweet. Still, if mild bouts of cancer, grief, guilt, and amputation aren't off-putting, the boy and his dogs are irresistible.

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