I initially avoided Ripley, not wanting to get close to another pet, but finally succumbed to her charm after she climbed into bed with me one chilly night. From that day forward, Ripley was my new best friend. She remained loyal to me for almost fifteen years before wandering off one night to die peacefully in a nearby field.
I've yet to acquire a dog in my adult life. I guess I'm fearful to open my heart up to another best friend. However, after seeing this week's feature, "Bolt," I'm starting to reconsider my position. If there's real dog out there with a personality like this little guy, consider me in the market for a new puppy.
"Bolt" is the story of a small dog who stars in a television series about a canine superhero. In the show and in real life, Bolt is the best friend of a young girl. Together the two are inseparable - until one day when Bolt is accidentally shipped to the other side of the country. Getting home seems impossible until Bolt finds some new friends to help him along the way.
If you're looking for a reason to get out of the house now that the weather has turned chilly, by all means, head to the theater to see this picture. And don't make the mistake of thinking that this is just a film for kids. I was completely taken in by this movie, laughing constantly and totally immersed in the storyline.
"Bolt" is everything a feature comedy should be: funny, exciting, and full of great characters. Add into the mix a visually stunning animation style and you've got a recipe for success. Check this one out now since we're about to be overwhelmed by the year's best films as they attempt to squeeze in before 2009. A puppy-loving "A-" for "Bolt."