LITTLE Q (Blu-ray Review)
FROM WELL GO USA
Review by Stinky the Destroyer😺
As the primary purveyor of this site, I sometimes review films that are difficult to watch, either due to their subject matter or because of imagery I’ll never be able to unsee. That being said, I found Little Q to be one of the more emotionally harrowing movies I’ve seen recently, because it just so happens that my own dog, Murphy, passed away a little over a week ago. Bad timing, I guess.
But the film isn’t about a dog’s death. It is about her life. In this case, a congenial pooch nicknamed Q, raised by a loving family and developing a special bond with their girl, Chan Zhiqiao. But this is only temporary while Q is being trained as a seeing eye dog. She’s later placed with Chan’s cantankerous uncle, Li (Simon Yam), a renowned chef who’s so angry over losing his sight that he takes it out on everyone who cares about him...including Q. In fact, his initial treatment of the dog is downright abusive.
But Q is nothing if not loyal and persistent. After an incident where Q saves him from a suicide attempt, Li slowly begins to appreciate the dog, eventually loving her. In the process, he becomes a better person. Most of the middle act is about this friendship over the years. Not only are the two inseparable, they depend on each other, as demonstrated when Li must leave Q behind to have a heart transplant. Even after returning to Chan - now a teenager - Q is obviously heartbroken, her health declining from old age.
|"Forget it, Q...you don't need another Puppicino."|