Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You Lucky Dog - Hallmark Channel Movie

I just had to share this!

“You Lucky Dog,” a Hallmark Channel in HD Original Movie premiering Saturday, June 26 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C)


When a New York City fashion designer returns home to her family’s struggling farm, she finds new purpose training a herding dog, and discovers that her four-legged shepherd has the talent to turn an increasingly inhospitable cattle farm into profitable sheep country in “You Lucky Dog,” a Hallmark Channel in HD Original Movie premiering Saturday, June 26 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Natasha Henstridge (“Eli Stone”) and four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin (“Veronica Mars”) star in the story about facing failure and overcoming the odds.

After the sudden death of her mother, Lisa Rayborn (Henstridge) travels home to small-town Rockton, where her brother, Jim (Hamlin), and dad, Clay (Lawrence Dane, “Bride of Chucky”), are still mourning. To make matters more difficult for the family, Jim has begun raising Merino sheep on the farm against his father’s wishes. Jim hopes the Merino fleece would turn a better profit for the farm, but without a superior working dog, his sheep have instead made him the laughing stock of the town.

Deciding to stay home to help, Lisa goes to the local animal shelter and adopts Lucky, a Border Collie who Jim’s prime nemesis in ranching has just dumped. Jim wants nothing to do with Lucky knowing his biggest competitor thought so little of the dog. But Lisa, who sees the underdog in herself reflected in the pup, works vigorously with Lucky, and the dog shows such remarkable progress that the siblings decide to enter her in the town’s annual herding dog contest. But when unforeseen disasters put more than prize money in jeopardy, Lisa and Jim must ask more from Lucky than they ever could have .

7 comments:

Greenhill Farm said...

I wish I could see that! I wish I had Sky so much sometimes!

Kathy said...

well, it will be interesting to seee how they portray BC and herding ;-)

BCxFour said...

Kathy - I know I was a bit concerned about that when I watched the 'trailer' for the movie on the website. When they first exposed the BC to sheep she let it go with the instructions "herd". I hope they portray them as working dogs and not good pets. God only knows we don't need another 'Babe' movie out there making people want these dogs just because they are cute and smart.

Louanne said...

saw the movie this weekend. The dog and herding parts are awful. The trial scenes the dogs are running straight at the sheep, Chasing and gripping. Not to mention the main character giving wrong flanks.

BCxFour said...

Louanne - That just sucks! How hard could it be for them to get a decent technical (herding) advisor for the film? Gah...talk about a let down. I was hoping this would be a decent movie...

Shelley said...

I'm reading the others reviews above and sad to hear they didn't like it. I might still check it out anyways.

KPR said...

Anyone know whose dog(s) are in the movie?