My Dog Skip is a 2000 film, directed by Jay Russell. It is based on the autobiographical book My Dog Skip by Willie Morris. The movie recounts a few anecdotes about nine-year-old Willie growing up in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The son of a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and a housewife, Willie is the daily victim of three school bullies. Then one day the title character, a dog he names Skip (bought by his mother over his dad's objections) comes into his life, and everything changes. The dog is Willie's entry into a world of new and even stronger and closer friendships. Thus, Skip teaches him that the strongest and truest friendships can be just as wonderful and precious like life.