Title- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Director- Duwayne Dunham
Synopsis- Homeward Bound is the story of three courageous pets, a Golden Retriever (Shadow), American Bulldog (Chance), and a Himalayan cat (Sassy) who are determined to find their owners (three children) after they’ve been separated. The story is told by Chance, the newest member to the family. The adventure starts off somewhere in the mountain where the animals escape. They undergo a series of adventures, including hunting for food, running from a mountain lion, losing Sassy in the river, and even escaping the pound. After a long, tiring, trek, the animals eventually find their way home where they are reunited with their family.
Review- Although this movie is nearly 20 years old, it is still one of my favorites. This story captures the heart-warming story of not only a human’s love for their animal, but also an animal’s love for their human. The director did a great job in capturing teamwork, dedication, and loyalty throughout this whole movie. It is basically impossible to watch this movie the whole way through without shedding at least a few tears. The director Duwayne Dunham usually sticks to children’s movies, and always incorporates some kind of message or moral to the story. I noticed his movies always follow the most common film plots, where there is a uprising problem, climax, and resolution, like what we learned about during this week’s lecture. I love this movie and would recommend to anyone who hasn’t seen it to watch it, but I doubt there’s anyone out there who hasn’t watched this movie!