|Hounddog (2009) - New - Dvd|
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Well, it was better than I thought! Although some reviewers had warned me before actually purchasing this movie, I had to see what it was all about. Dakota Fanning played a VERY different character than she has ever done, the movie itself is very different. I would not recommend any children or young fans of Dakota to watch this, as there's an unexpected rape scene of a 9 year old (although Dakota is 12 in this) and some other iffy situations that young ones will not understand anyway. The storyline is somewhat interesting set in the 1950's about a young girls challenges in life without a mother, dealing with her mentally challenged father after he gets struck by lightening, listening to Elvis and living with only her grandma. Good movie, although slow sometimes.
I bought it because I wanted to see Ryan Pelton who plays the part of Elvis. I am a huge Elvis fan and have seen Ryan perform several times. I also thought it sounded like a good movie and I enjoy Dakota Fannings movies. I found the rape scene a bit disturbing but all in all it was a good movie.
This was a great movie! All the reviews stated that the "rape" scene was so awful for a 12 year old, mature actor to act out. I thought it was very tasteful (for a rape scene). Kudos to the director and actor! A MUST SEE!
The movie was great adaptation of rural life in the United Sates back in the 50's. But it fails to impress anyone with the exploitation of children. Now this is just my opinion, I have been waiting a while to see this movie. I am glad that I bought it, since there has always been a crisis with trying to rent this movie. The local blockbuster wouldn't have the movie available for rent or sale.
I bought this DVD because I am a Dakota Fanning fan. She is a reasonably good actor. She played the roll quite well. The video quality was good but I'm a little up and down about the story line. I don't believe this is her best performance but being a fan I think it is not her worst. Would I purchase it again I'm up and down about that also