A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.
|Tagline:||Every family needs an optimist.|
|Cast:||Chaon Cross, Diane Lane, Frankie Muniz, Harry Connick Jr., Kevin Bacon, Luke Wilson|