I love inspiring true stories — but when it comes to flicks about the bond between humans and canines, I cringe a bit before watching. This mainly occurs out of experience from watching previous movies that invariably feature someone in the relationship dying. Old Yeller, Turner and Hooch, Eight Below, Hole in the Paper Sky — all of these have ruined perfectly good evenings.
Based on the story and trailer below, it’s safe to say that Richard Gere’s upcoming film Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale will follow a similar pattern. It’s based on the true story of a faithful dog that died at a train station waiting for its master; who had previously passed on 10 years before.
By the way, I’m not buying the sudden upbeat tone given to the movie’s name at the end of the trailer. Don’t lie to me, Gere! This movie is going to crush our souls! Check it out below: