A Girl's Best Friend

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6.71 h 28 min20157+
Penelope, better known as Polka-Dot, is a spunky young girl who has a knack for helping people, particularly her ailing mother. While out looking for a part-time job, Polka-Dot befriends a hard-nosed police officer and his tracking dog, Luey. When Polka-Dot's mother's condition worsens, Luey helps Polka-Dot find the strength and faith inside to help her move forward.
Directors
Terry Ingram
Starring
James DentonLilah FitzgeraldLaura Mennell
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KidsAction
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Kirsten RobekChris Gauthier
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4.5 out of 5 stars

107 global ratings

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Jean A. BuckReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved it. Wish I could have given it 10 ...
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This is one of the most touching movies UP has ever produced. I loved it. Wish I could have given it 10 stars. Its about a little girl who's Mom is terminally ill and how this little girl functions while her Mom is dying. Then it shows a happier ending for all concerned. I wouldn't recommend it if you just lost someone recently as I've spent the last 45 minutes crying through it but its an amazing movie....worth the watch...Its one that leaves you feeling good...the little girl is just precious...James Denton who plays the police officer she cons into letting her work for him does an amazing job playing the aloof police officer with no responsibilities until he meets Miss Polka Dot. His life changes for the better but most importantly Polka Dot receives the hope she needed.
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JosieReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this movie !! They need a series
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Just got done watching it and had to go back to look at the date to see if the lilah who played polka dot was still the same age now as I think this movie would be awesome as a new series. I really dont understand why production didnt think of this in 2015.. we need wholesome tv shows that talk about everyday problems. This will not disappoint you in watching.

Just fantastic storyline and glad to have spent the time watching ..It's been a while since I saw a movie this good.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
GOOD FAMILY FILM
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THE STORY WAS REALLY GOOD. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AT ALL. IT DOES DEAL WITH THE DEATH OF A SINGLE PARENT. AND THE CHILD IS LEFT TO FEND FOR HERSELF. BUT IT APPROACHES IT VERY WELL. EVEN THOUGH THERE IS SICKNESS & DEATH...THERE IS STILL HUMOR AND A GREAT STORY.
Mama KittyReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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James Denton is in this. That is all I needed to know. The story surprised me. I shed a few tears watching this. So happy I purchased this DVD. The little girl is awesome! James Denton does a great job in this also. This movie shows a tender side to his character.
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MZReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable but very likable!
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The girl is wonderful and the dog adorable. Although the story was predictable, it was well done. I'm glad I watched it.
ExpiredReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie has it all - minus the smut!
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Humor, wit, romance, heart-warming, and dealt with real-life in a kid-friendly way. Did not have to worry about anything beyond a G rating. Very entertaining, deep, and emotional. The plot, characters, and writing are stellar.
Brian Mathew DoneganReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie
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I love this movie. Denton and Mennell are great together, but Lilah Fitzgerald steals the show. Despite some serious issues, namely her character dealing with her ailing mother, she keeps it upbeat most of the time, although she manages to break your heart at other times effortlessly.
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GraceReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable movie !
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Family friendly movie with a great cast, even the bloodhound. Mixes humor with bittersweet. One I will watch again.
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