Don't forget your tissues when you watch this movie. A real dog tale, based on a true story, but Americanised (of course)! The dog is the star of the show, without doubt. A wonderful heartfelt story that should be watched by one and all, but don't be surprised if even the hardest big men blub for hours!
I really didn't expect this film to cause overwhelming amount of tears to flood out! I watched it thinking 'okay,I can expect Lassie style storyline and the odd 'aahs and oohs' but seriously,Hachi (or the dogs that play him) brought out the cynical side of me and crushed it to a pulp.Warning: have a giant size box of tissues handy and if you're not the type to show your emotions in public then sitting in a darkened room will keep your 'hard man' rep intact. Enjoy! And I even googled the real Hachi story............makes this flm even more meaningful.