Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter

Spanning two years, this documentary follows five Labrador puppies as they train to become guide dogs for the blind.

"At eight weeks old, a litter of puppies is distributed to volunteer ‘puppy raisers’ responsible for training and socialising the dogs. Some handlers are experienced and others nervous first-timers. The pups are an equally mixed bag – two girls, three boys, black and golden, rowdy and shy. They are evaluated throughout their growing years, before starting an intensive training course." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: Exempt81 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Dana NachmanDon Hardy Jr. ('The Human Experiment', 'Witch Hunt')
Writer:
Dana Nachman

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Pick of the Litter / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

An unavoidably cute and moving inquiry into the inability of humans to wholly function without the blessed existence of doggos, Pick of the Litter ruthlessly draws blood—or tears, both the same here—within its first minute. I challenge anyone to make it through this self-proclaimed “dogumentary” completely dry-eyed as it observes the emotionally devastating two-year odyssey of five pups to qualify for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Variety

Variety

Though not particularly inspired in packaging or storytelling, this solidly crafted item is guaranteed to appeal to mutt-lovers...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Bans on talking in movie theaters should be briefly lifted for anyone who can't resist shouting "Go, Poppet!" on test days. Which should be almost everyone.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

This makes [Pick of the Litter] the perfect family film - especially if you're looking for an antidote to Marvel and DC.

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Stuff

Stuff

It's these captured observations and the occasional unguarded and unfiltered moment that lift Pick of the Litter to a more pedigree status.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nachman and Hardy have produced another winning and relatable doc combining emotive storytelling with concisely focused filmmaking that's sure to charm viewers well beyond a sizable audience of dog lovers.

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Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review

This is the internet, and you probably came here to find out about cute puppies. Never fear because Pick of the Litter is as cute as cute can be.

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