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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Year: 1993
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Duwayne Dunham
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder
About: Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr1dvT8di80

My Review:
Having not seen this movie since I was younger I thought that this would be a perfect film for me to watch especially as from what I had remembered it was very heartwarming and makes me cry. This time was not any different and reminded me of how much I loved this movie.

Having the movie about two dogs; one that is old and loyal to his owners and one that is a lot younger and playful however doesn't have the same loyalty and having a cat which is a very clean female who is a bit of a drama queen is something which makes this dynamic great to watch and how they interact with each other and the scenarios in which they are put in.  I think by also showing how determined they are to get back to their owners and to each other is really sweet to watch and makes me love this even more due to how real this makes the movie. Seeing the pets going through losing the cat to a waterfall and thinking she is dead, to getting caught by the pound and escaping and the older dog falling down a hole and seeming like he is going to die. These are some of the things which really brings the characters together and really moves the audience almost to tears. I do think that the ending where you see them all get home back to their owners and slowly over the hill the old dog called Shadow comes over after thinking he has passed away is such a warming moment of the movie and makes me cry every single time that I see this movie. By having the movie as a live action and one that is still brilliant to watch twenty-five years later shows that this movie has ages really well and makes this one that everyone should definitely check out if they are animal lovers.

The only thing about this movie that does bother me and not enough to take away from the movie is when the animals talk sometimes it seems like they aren't talking at all and if you did not recognise the voices in which was for each character I feel someone might get a little confused about who was talking.

Overall, this is one of the best animal movies I have seen and one that was a huge part of my childhood. This is a film I highly recommend to animal lovers and a film for the whole family which will also make you cry. This is a movie I will be watching again and one that really stays with you.

My Rating: 5/5 

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