Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog

Check out our review of Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog

Starring: Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison, Jesse Bradford. (U)

Release date: 1995

3 out of 5


Nice-looking but ultimately dull tale of a boy named Angus and his dog. Bradford is nice enough as the kid who adopts a stray labrador and names him Yellow, then finds him and the mutt stranded on a deserted shore when the boat they were in capsizes in a storm. While his distraught parents (Rogers and Davison) pray he will be found and the coastguard are out looking for him, Angus and Yellow brave the elements, the wild animals and the rugged British Columbia terrain together.
It looks breathtakingly lovely and the dog is adorable, but with minimal dialogue and story, this feels much longer than it really is (just eighty minutes). Be warned if you do watch – parents will want to book a holiday to Canada to embrace the stunning scenery while kids will demand a dog after seeing this incredibly cute and valiant one. 

Is Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

The film is about a child separated from his parents with only a dog for company, which in itself may upset children. The pair are often in mild peril.

If you like this, why not try: Courage Mountain, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Alaska, Balto, The Bear,