I’m not crying, you’re crying! Just out of How To Steal A Dog, a film about a homeless little girl who devises a scheme to steal a rich old woman’s dog and claim the reward money for its return so she can put down a deposit on a house. Very funny with an old school family film vibe, like American Tail or something. Manages to be touching without straying too far into the territory of mawkish. So wholesome, you’re just routing for a big happy ending. Feel-good family film with the message that home is wherever there is family, and no one is poor who has love.
A beautiful animation about children in care forging new families among friends. It’s not sugar-coated, the children bear the scars of their abuse, quite literally in some cases, but with the help of friends, they can survive and even heal. A hopeful, heartfelt film.