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Unless it's one called "A Dog Named Christmas," in which case all I need to do is hear the title in order to decide, "BAM! I AM THERE."

While I initially had some misgivings about the actor playing the kid (last seen playing the rage-inducing, O'Halloran-murdering little bastard of a tech Stuckey on Law & Order: SVU), all it took to override that was, um, LOTS OF DOGS. And horses. And cows. On a family farm. Did I mention the lots of dogs? Because there were lots of dogs beyond the title dog. Who, by the way, was a white-faced old Labrador. BASICALLY, IT WAS ANIMAL CITY WITH THE WORLD'S MOST WONDERFUL POOCH AT THE CENTER OF IT. I cried three times, exactly as I predicted I would, and spent the rest of the time flailing about how in love with this story I was.

No shame. No guilty pleasure. Pure and unconditional love. (Of course, I also think there is no way I could have watched this if I hadn't been curled up with my own Lab-sized dog at the time, because if I hadn't been able to turn around and pet a real live canine every five seconds, seeing all those cute dogs most likely would have been torture.)

In sum: basically, someone out there decided to give me a custom-made Christmas present. I shall have to hunt down the book and see if the awesomeness translates back to print, and if so, whether it might be one of those rare adult novels that's actually good.

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aries11
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I saw the ads for that movie. I usually avoid those movies, despite the title. They're too sappy for me.
rainbowstevie
Dec. 1st, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
It was actually not nearly as bad as you'd think! The Hallmark commercials in between were by far the worst part. The movie itself was like any average feel-good family Christmas movie.

That, or I have no concept of what "sappy" means. But I'm using my mom as proof, who liked it despite having initially laughed at me for five minutes straight when I first said I wanted to watch this.
tari_silmarwen
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, you watched it too?! I was upstairs while my mom was watching it but it didn't take more than ten minutes before I wandered downstairs and plopped myself on the couch.

It made me really really want a dog.
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