Lassie Come Home

November 20, 2020

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Its predictability, along with a nostalgic nod to a time not riddled by CGI creations, breeds joy, particularly for the kids in the room...
Lassie Come Home ٨ 2019 LCH Film UG Warner Bros. Ent. Tom Trambow (6)

Lassie Come Home

Hagan Osborne
Year: 2020
Rating: PG
Director: Hanno Olderdissen
Cast:

Sebastian Bezzel, Anna Maria Muhe, Nico Marischka, Bandit

Distributor: Moving Story Entertainment
Released: November 26, 2020
Running Time: 96 minutes
Worth: $12.50

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Its predictability, along with a nostalgic nod to a time not riddled by CGI creations, breeds joy, particularly for the kids in the room…

Wearing its wholesomeness like a shiny collar, the original canine superstar, Lassie, returns in Lassie Come Home.

A present-day remake of the 1943 film of the same name, Lassie leaps back into action under the guidance of German director, Hanno Olderdissen.

A set of unfortunate circumstances separates Lassie from her loving family. Stranded, the occasionally clumsy yet well-mannered canine is determined to return home. Her journey fulfils the prophecy of dog-centric films before it; the blueprint of which having been established by the world’s favourite Rough Collie herself.

Traversing amidst fields of sun-soaked knee-higher greenery, there is not so much a sense of adventure in Lassie Come Home as a parade of family-friendly mishaps.

Watching Lassie navigate through her series of hijinks is where the film finds its stride. It revels in parlour tricks to impress children; a feat it delivers with superficial charm. Questionable dubbing is present and trying to connect the speech to the mouth-movements might offer parents some entertainment as the film indulges in over-dramatics and excessive length.

What you come to expect from a family-friend pooch film, Lassie Come Home provides in spades. Its predictability, along with a nostalgic nod to a time not riddled by CGI creations, breeds joy, particularly for the kids in the room who will scream in delight watching dogs be adorable.

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