We Bought a Zoo
A widowed father played by Matt Damon moves to the South Californian country and purchases a zoo with his family
On Film4: 31 Aug 6:25PM
Lassie's first cinematic outing, starring Donald Crisp and Roddy McDowall.
The father of a Yorkshire family down on its luck sells his son's collie to a rich duke who decides to take the charming mutt with him when he moves to Scotland. The dog has other ideas, however, and sets about making her hazardous way back to the boy she has bonded with in this unrelenting piece of propaganda promoting the 'man's best friend' myth. Allegedly, the lead actress was a bitch to work with ... (Trivia point: Lassie was actually played by a male dog called Pal, but knowing that spoils the afore-going joke).
Sentimental slush but you'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to get even a little choked up when Lassie finally does what she sets out to in the title.
Jack Reynor is Richard, a star athlete who has just left secondary school when a drunken encounter threatens to ruin his future. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, What Richard Did marks Reynor as an extraordinary new talent as a young man who quickly becomes
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