This pedestrian reworking of the Lassie story owes much to the 1950s television series and virtually nothing to the Hollywood children's classic of 1943. In a desperate reach for relevance, the script has Lassie functioning as a kind of New Age family counselor, helping a troubled
adolescent come to terms with the death of his mother.
Yuppie businessman Steve Turner (Jon Tenney), widowed and newly re-married, decides to leave Baltimore and start a new life with his family on a Virginia farm. Teenaged Matthew (Thomas Guiry), who prefers skateboarding and heavy metal music to pastoral pursuits, doesn't welcome the change; he's
also having difficulty accepting s...