Talking dog movies go down very well in the American midwest, whose heavily armed denizens appear to greatly enjoy sentimental stories about heroically loyal mutts.
This one stars a disembodied Kevin Costner as Enzo, a labrador who looks back wistfully on his life with Denny (Milo Ventimiglia), a race car driver.
Enzo sure does think a lot, and in a mournful voiceover has plenty to say about Denny’s girlfriend, the arrival of a child and the onset of serious illness, which dogs can apparently smell.
He’s a bit of a windsock to be perfectly honest, a pompous fun sponge who’s not much fun to be around.
Neither is this strange and morbid film.
(PG, 109 mins)