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Lawn Dogs

1997
Drama
1h 41m
Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who mows the estate's lawns, rather than of the girls her own age (imdb)
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Lawn Dogs

1997
Drama
1h 41m
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Avg Percentile 63.5% from 206 total ratings

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Rated 30 May 2008
85
89th
i dont know what to think about the ending, but up till then it's a stand up drama. heartwarming and powerful.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
80
79th
Great story of innocent friendship and class struggles. Well worth a watch.
Rated 19 Dec 2011
80
79th
Both Sam Rockwell and Mischa Barton deliver awesome performances in the movie. Although the plot seems to advance in fits and starts at times, and the ending is sort of hasty, the story is very original and sweet, and leaves a very clear message without being too obvious or treating the viewer as if they were an idiot. Highly recommendable.
Rated 08 Sep 2007
95
99th
An evocative suburban fairytale, allusive, ambivalent, provocative and powerful. One of my favourite films.
Rated 13 Aug 2013
70
68th
Perhaps the least subtle class allegory ever made, it's at least got a good heart (rim shot) and a pair of wonderful central performances. Completely falls apart at the end, where late-90s magical realism cliches spring forth and make the last act a little too goopy and leaves a number of threads dangling like the ribbons in the trees. The finale also relies on the idea that an armed guard would be reluctant to shoot an 8 year old with a gun... what would the NRA say?!
Rated 16 May 2011
73
85th
Delicious.
Rated 20 Sep 2011
37
36th
Stale and awkward acting. Although I should've given this movie a 100 because of Rockwell's yummy nakedness. But I didn't, cause the rest of the movie wasn't that good
Rated 26 Oct 2011
70
53rd
Takes quite some time to get going but ends on a very high note.
Rated 23 Jun 2008
75
89th
Excellent film, Sam Rockwell is a star.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
31st
Meh. Nothing special here. Rockwell's pretty good. About it.
Rated 19 Sep 2021
85
90th
Top badass moment? By way of disclosure, I work part-time as a gardener... Trent, a guy with a perfect body - of course - does a superb job of looking after the gardens of the rich and privileged. He takes a local girl under his wing, whose parents have less emotional intelligence than Mr. Sheen. Dealing with local bullies, he bravely defends her from everyone and everything, before planting a huge forest and driving off into the sunset. 1 (well maintained) chainsaw, no cats or decapitations.
Rated 30 Nov 2022
50
44th
I wanted to like Lawn Dogs with its quirks and humor, but some odd plot propellants, a lack of subtlety, and a perplexing ending wouldn't allow it.

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