What a delightfully charming little tale. The premise seemed a little preposterous at first but the mannered eccentricity of the characters kept the plot plodding along then somehow, totally blindsided as to how it happened - it became profoundly poignant. How did that happen? What a surprise!
Something I definitely didn't expect from this movie was to get such a captivating, moving insight into the mind of... a dog. Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill are simply majestic, in a movie in which not one performance is unremarkable. What a delight. Had me quietly tearing on a train from Victoria to Sutton.