Directed by: Stephen Herek.
With: Johnny Berchtold, Rob Lowe, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Nick Comb.
Written by Nick Santora (“Safety”).
Fielding Marshall (Johnny Berchtold) is a University of Virginia student who adopts a Labrador retriever, whom he names Gonker, quickly establishing a special bond between the two, which at first dislikes his father, John. (Rob Lowe).
However, after finishing his studies, Fielding, living with his parents, manages to endear Gonker also to his parents, who collaborate in his search with the dog disappearing after hunting a fox.
Film, based on a book by Pauls Toutonghi, with various keys of emotional exploitation for the whole family:
– Dog-adolescent bond… laughter, games, mischief… the labrador retriever as a nice and best friend of a disoriented young protagonist, with absence as a factor of anxiety
– Trauma of the mother with another dog, whose current conflict reflects her past through flashbacks.
– Father-son tension for the boy’s future, mired in insecurities and addictions, both bound on a journey of searching against time and self-understanding.
By the hand.
– A disease to increase the difficulties of the whole…
Mediocre shaker of telefilm conflicts, with characters of very little dimension, situations without inventiveness which are created very quickly to touch “the fiber”, and more than predictable resolutions.
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Source : WORLD NEWS