Monday, January 11, 2010

Hachiko: A Dog's Story

This post will probably make you laugh and cry! Sorry, but it will! I can't even talk about the subject without crying....my husband thinks I'm nuts! lol

If you read my blog regularly...you know that I have a Richard Gere obsession! It's probably borderline unhealthy, but that's ok! lol We all need to obsess about something. Some woman may prefer chocolate...but I prefer older men with gray hair! Now don't go hiding your grandfathers just yet....I don't like just any older gray haired guy...just Richard Gere! lol

I mean look at him....he's gorgeous! I don't know who is cuter in this photo...Richard or the puppy! lol
Anyway, I need to get to the whole reason for this post. I'm a little ticked off! Yes, I said it! I'd probably have a few other choice words, but this is G-rated blog for the most part, so I'll keep the obscenities to myself!

Back in the middle of December the movie "Hachiko: A Dog's Story" was supposed to premier in the United States. I was totally psyched up! I already had friends to go with me. But as the date neared, there were not any previews or anything. So I started investigating. This movie has a Japanese background, so it was shown over in Japan over the summer as well as a few other countries.
It did extremely well! In Russia it is listed as #6 of the top 200 movies of all time! Sony Pictures (the enemy) picked up the movie and decided to not show it in the theaters because they didn't want to put the advertising into it that close to the holidays. Whatever the reason, it wasn't shown and I was one unhappy stalker...I mean camper! lol ;)
So I kept investigating and found out that it is going straight to video! WHAT?! Absolutely ridicoulous! Marley & Me was successful and didn't get the reviews that this movie did! Let's just hope that all the websites are incorrect and that it will be in theaters this March!
I have never had a preview make me cry before, but this one did! Everytime that I watch it, I cry! I can't even talk about the movie without crying! lol So maybe it's best that it is going straight to dvd. I don't want to embarass myself in public! I'd rather cry hysterically in the privacy of my own home! lol We all know what "Nights in Rodanthe" did to me! lol I can't even talk about the horses in that movie...I'll cry! lol
But the whole basis of this movie is the bond that people have with their pets. It's a strong bond, and I know if you've ever had a dog you can relate! I have often said that I am closer to animals than people! I know that may sound harsh, but it's true! During all the rough times in my life when I have felt alone...the one person who has loved me unconditionally was my dog! As a matter of fact, my dog Allie has been by my side this whole time that I have been laying in bed sick! It's amazing how loyal they are!
Hachiko waited everyday for his master to return home from work! But heck, insert my picture beside the dog...if Richard Gere was getting off that train, I'd be waiting there loyally everyday too! lol
But here is the trailer to the Hachiko movie. Be sure to turn my music player off on the right hand side of my blog to hear the trailer. Oh, and make sure you have some tissues ready! ;)

Did you cry?

4 comments:

Kirby3131 said...

Well that was a tearful trailer! I can see why you're upset that it didn't come to the theaters. For your sake, I hope it does come out in March - I think that seeing Richard Gere on the big screen would be quite nice :)

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh that does sound like a great movie....I wanna watch this...I love movies that are based on real life.

Loria said...

oh Ruth Ann i shouldn't have watched this during work. I feel the same way about my dogs - they love me so unconditionally, I don't know what i'd do with out them. I hope it comes out in theatres - i'm going to put it in my netflix queue right now!

Anonymous said...

hey! i was reading your blog .. and i cant believe they showed marley and me before this! well have i got some news for you ... i already saw this movie! in great quality , like seeing it at the theatres! it was truely sad and i cried from the middle of the movie on! you should definately see it