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Dodson's Journey (2001)

A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.

Director:

Gregg Champion

Writers:

John Pielmeier (teleplay), James Dodson (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... James Dodson
Alicia Morton ... Maggie Dodson
Robert Loggia ... Opti Dodson
Tantoo Cardinal ... Waitress
Penelope Ann Miller ... Meredith Dodson
Ellen Burstyn ... Mother
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Jack Dodson
Nanci Chambers ... Becky
Lachlan Murdoch ... Darrell
Keely Purvis ... Katie
Lesley Ewen ... Wendy
Nancy Kerr ... Sharon
Brenda James ... Diane
Michelle Harrison ... Kristin
Christina Jastrzembska ... Jennifer
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After the death of his father and an impending divorce, James Dodson takes his 10-year-old daughter Maggie on a fishing trip. Based on the novel 'Faithful Travelers: a Father, a Daughter, A Fly-Fishing Journey of the Heart' by James Dodson. Written by slp

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Sentimental, stunning scenery, the tragedy of divorce.
23 September 2004 | by Andrew_S_HattonSee all my reviews

Man rediscovers his yearning to be a backwoodsman when his wife decides that life with him and his two kids is not enough for her, despite their apparent material comfort.

I am not sure how realistic this is but I am sure it shows how that, divorce is ALWAYS painful for children and that we should be very sure before we begat them that our partner is the person we will want to be with for ever even, when we and they get older, more distant and crotchety.

It is perhaps a film for a couple to watch if they are thinking of conception, especially if the conception is aimed to bring them together.

It could be quite a good film for kids to see whose parents have divorced, although I guess that comparatively few children live in such comfort and have a Dad who will devote several, (we were not told how long but I estimate 3 or 4) weeks on a trip with one child.

As well as all this stuff about the implications of divorce, we were introduced to the death of a parent and grandparent, learning about the lives of our ancestors, in this case native Americans, Lesbian marriage, making friends with those who have different life styles to us.

This is distorted, I enjoyed it and was moved by the acting skills of the young woman who was about 14 but playing a very believable 10 year old.

A film for a quiet afternoon and about half a box of tissues, I was sufficiently gripped not to answer my phone because I did not want to miss it!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Faithful Travelers See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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