I know that this movie is a bit old, like a decade old, however I’m the type of guy who watches emotional movies during the holidays.
After much recommendation, I watched Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. It’s a film based on one of the most heartwarming stories ever told. Golden Globe winner Richard Gere stars as Professor Parker Wilson, a distinguished scholar who discovers a lost puppy on his way home from work. Despite initial objections from Wilson’s wife, Hachi endears himself into the Wilson family and grows to be Parker’s loyal companion.
Every day, Parker and Hachi would walk to the train station together. Hachi would wait by the train station every day for Parker to return to walk home together. One day when Parker went to the train station, he never returned and died at work. Every day following the next 10 years Hachi waited at the train station for his owner to return.
The movie is very, very sad. On multiple occasions I found tears streaming down my face, that doesn’t take away how screwed up the movie is.
You’re telling me that after the owner died, the family decided to let the dog be a stray, and live at the train station. On top of that, everyone at the train station just allowed this dog to wait for his dead owner.
When the family went back to the train station 10 years later and saw this raggedy dog that could barely walk still waiting, the producers meant for it to be a tearful moment however I was distracted at the gross animal neglect this family committed. To make it worse, the family STILL left the dog at the train station after seeing how bad he was.
If you want to watch a sad story about dog neglect, then this movie is for you.