My Magic Dog

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Low-budget dog-from-heaven story is emotionally intense.

G 1997 90 minutes

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age 14+

Traumatizing

I watched this movie many years ago as a kid, I found it at blockbuster and thought it was a cute looking movie my parents left me alone to watch it and 30 mins into the movie I ran upstairs sobbing my eyes out at how sad the movie was. Granted my family dog had just passed away a few months before this so it hit me way harder than most. I understand the whole life and death aspect and how to teach kids in a positive way but at the same time I couldn’t stop crying so this is not a movie for sensitive animal adoring kids and when my mom asked if I wanted to finish the movie I refused. It’s funny because now I’m in school to become a veterinarian so I mean could it have pushed me in the right direction I don’t know. The cover of this movie was false advertisement to me looked very happy go lucky and ended up pushing me into a depressing state.

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Cute

It was a cute movie.

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