Marine corporal Megan Leavy was a K-9 operator in Iraq. She and her K-9 were involved in an explosion. It is their story of grit and determination and the love between handler and a Military Working Dog.
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All you really need for a movie is a human being and a dog and the rest writes itself. But even in that case, Megan Leavey is a fascinating story, generally well-paced but always well-acted. When it's time to get emotionally saccharine in the third act, you'll be happy to know that, like its central character, the film keeps its cool and ends with a strong, endearing finale. Also has a great performance by Common.
Rex is a good boy. The pacing was a little awkward and my interest ended up grinding to a halt in all the scenes sans Rex. I think there's a missed opportunity when it comes to diving into Leavey's low points in the movie; it's as if the writer and director didn't dare to viscerally explore Leavey's demons when she was without her dog.
the story following character from zero to hero like 'Hacksaw Ridge' but the dog is remind me a lot with 'Hachiko' and they relationship in the field like 'Air Bud'.. very emotional and heartwarming!!!!
For those who love dogs, this movie is a good choice. This true story is emotional especially in the last part but overall the feelings are there and they are very real because of the good acting offered by Kate Mara and a few more actors.
The pace is also good and i liked how Gabriela Cowperthwaite managed things here.
Common is a good asset. Band of Horses as well.