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My Life as a Dog (Criterion Collection) back to product details

A Seminal Point in Film History
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written by jmwagner66 January 27, 2012 - 6:09 PM PST
This is an amazing film. The story is somewhat autobiographical, though not as sad as the truth (is anything ever as sad as the truth?). My favorite line is when the kid has to go sleep with an elderly relative. The old lady turns to him and says something to the effect that if she'd known she was having company she would not have eaten so much cabbage. I laugh every time. Maybe I shouldn't laugh when the kid has been abandoned by his father, his mother is too sick to care for him and he loses his dog. But the look on the kid's face is too much. We've been there. Kids feeling like they've hit bottom. Nothing could be worse. Of course it does get worse. But also better at times and finally life is what it is and you move through it.
The cinematography is beautiful. The script and direction are wonderful. I watch this movie over and over.

The extras on the Criterion Collection disk are well worth watching. The film "Shall We Go To Your Place or My Place or Just Go Home" is a fun little flick. The insights into the director and the films are excellent.

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