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The Boy, the Dog and the Clown

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Whimsical friendship tale; some sadness and danger.

Movie NR 2019 90 minutes
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This movie wants you to put away any reluctance to trust in magic, any need for straight answers or logical solutions, and simply go with a story of enchantment and the power of love and belief. The filmmaking team doesn't even attempt to explain or resolve plot elements that drive The Boy, The Dog and The Clown. That's not their goal. The movie is warmhearted, funny, and passionate about the need for miracles at challenging times. It's a low-budget production with family collaboration: Adrien Lyon is the son of the writer/director and Foxy is the Lyon pet. The boy makes up for his inexperience with a heartfelt performance. And Gabriel Dell, Jr. is a stellar clown.

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