Increasingly cynical about the world of human affairs in postwar England, a middle-aged man finds, by adopting a dog, the utter devotion that was missing from his human relationships, in this simultaneously touching and explicitly earthy animated feature.
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What a beautiful piece of cinema. Really rare to find anything like this nowadays, now that everything is CGI and Avatar-Cameron bullshit. It had so much warmth and heart, you can really tell the director[s] took joy in making this movie. Yeah, a real treat indeed.
Sweet, loving animated adaptation of the acclaimed memoir about a man's 16 year relationship with his dog, Tulip. Genuine, witty, and kind hearted without being syrupy, MY DOG TULIP is a valentine to anyone who has ever had a dog.
This movie is often praised for following the book in not avoiding the bodily functions and urges that are inherent to dog-ness. I'd say the movie doesn't just "not avoid" them, it wallows in them - to the detriment of the more meaningful and insightful story.
Such an earnestly honest and funny movie. I learned much about dogs (having never owned one) and a little about humans. And animation was the right medium for the matter-of-fact narrative: using live action would've bent the various scenes of dog behavior and anatomy towards gross and even obscene.