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21st Dec 2022

Netflix fans left on the verge of ‘throwing up’ and issue warning about ‘upsetting’ dog movie

Charlie Herbert

Netflix viewers warned about Hachi A Dog's Tale

Maybe give this one a miss over the festive period

Netflix viewers have been warning fellow subscribers about a dog film so sad that it “almost made them throw up.”

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a 2009 film starring Richard Gere, and is based on a true story about a loyal dog in the 1920s.

The film, which was released 13 years ago, was added to Netflix in America earlier this month and in February for UK audiences.

Netflix’s synopsis reads: “When his master dies, a loyal pooch named Hachiko keeps a vigil for more than a decade at the train station where he once greeted his owner everyday.”

I mean, that alone should be enough warning that this probably isn’t one to watch on Christmas Day.

Several have been posting about the film on social media and many tweets have addressed the sad storyline.

But, as long as you’re prepared to have your heartstrings tugged, it seems like people are in agreement that it’s a truly great film, with many praising it.

One wrote: “If anyone wants a good cry watch Hachi: A Dog’s Tale on Netflix. I just sobbed so hard I almost threw up, 11/10.”

Another said: “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Cried so hard at this movie because it’s based on a true story. Richard Gere is excellent in this.”

A third said the “tear-jerking and beautiful” film is “one of the best family movies you’ll ever see.”

Others labelled it the “best dog movie ever made”

But it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, with one viewer branding it “the worst thing they’ve ever seen” because it was “terribly sad” with “no happy ending at all” – they even went so far as to urge other Netflix users to “steer clear”.

A final complaint read that they “couldn’t” watch Hachi as they would “be bawling their eyes out throughout the movie”.

So, we’ll leave it up to you to decide whether this is up your street or not. Just don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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