Dog

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6.51 h 41 min2022X-RayHDRUHDPG-13
In this road-trip comedy, two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will - Briggs and a Belgian Malinois named Lulu - race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time.
Directors
Reid CarolinChanning Tatum
Starring
Channing TatumJane AdamsKevin Nash
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DramaComedy
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Q'orianka KilcherEthan SupleeEmmy Raver-LampmanNicole LaLibertéLuke ForbesRonnie Gene Blevins
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Betsy DanburyKen MeyerGregory JacobsPeter KiernanBrett Rodriguez
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Hit Movies
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

58722 global ratings

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William BjornsonReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I wouldn't want to be any of the one-star raters if their personalities fit their comments...
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First, it's a DOG movie. Second, it's a broken guy and a broken dog who find and fix each other. It uses memes that some less intellectually gifted may see as "cliches" but they weren't here for the movie, they were here to find reason to parade their pathologies in these comments. In any case, Tatum does a fine job portraying someone who has seen and done too much and if I were to have any beef it would be with the writers for the somewhat corny way veterans are portrayed, and their portrayal of Portland was a little over the top but, living just 10 miles west of that small town of a fairly sophisticated city, not so much. I was impressed with Tatum's apparent athleticism in the 'chase scene'. As an exMarine (noncombat), I'm aware of the difficulties many have who have killed and their training to lack 'conscience' begins to fade and the memories begin to haunt and some of that might have been emphasized more but, for those who have never signed up, the sort of general emotional disturbance portrayed was probably sufficient. In the end, it's a story of a boy and his dog and, if getting through the next 100 minutes without thinking about the miseries of one's own life is a desired activity, one could do much worse than spending it with this story.
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Goth Gone GreyReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
So much more than the trailer shows.
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Trailer: Buddy comedy between a canine and human Army Ranger. Destruction and hilarity ensues en route to a funeral.

Movie: So. Much. More.

The leading character isn't Channing, though his often shirtless mix of tough and vulnerable is beautifully done. It isn't Lulu, portrayed by three dogs, showing the same mix of invincible and terrified.

It's PTSD, large and in charge with a firm grip on key players - Lulu, Briggs, other soldiers, and a general pallor over life. This psychological disorder is shown with heartbreaking honesty and beauty through different characters with different symptoms. Briggs adds TBI and related injuries to his list of struggles, too proud to see what's changed in him. The journey for both Briggs and Lulu from angry, defensive, and poor social skills to redeemable is shown well as the movie progresses.

Kudos to the director for the moment of Lulu laying at her soldier's boots at the service, and lingering on that scene for long enough for anyone watching to entirely lose it. *sniff sniff*

I appreciate the inclusion of Noah's character to show healing from PTSD is possible, and the hopeful ending of Briggs and Lulu healing together with Noah.

Spoiler: No, the dog does not get put down. Thankfully. Apparently Channing made this very clear in press conferences, but I didn't see those.
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Elle Shopper LadyReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five star viewing experience, so why are DOG's credits are at the END
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I am so glad I spent Sunday afternoon with this film! Worth it.

This story it acting, colors, sets and costumes and other film arts were very well done - and overall effect is the BEST - We need films that CONSTRUCTIVELY integrate the PTSD factor in a story to help make it easier for us to deal with it in our lives without fear and ignorance.

NOT JOKING - Give Animal Leads Star billing, even if played by multiple critters
"DOG, aka Lulu is played by three identical Belgian Malinois dogs named Britta, Zuza, and Lana 5, where Nuke is played by a Belgian Malinois named Sam.
The dogs' acting was very good - WORTHY of normal actor respect.

Channing Tatum made the film in memory of his own dog named LULU, who passed from canine cancer. Can the producers give part of the film's profits to the cause - or more so to Animal PTSD Rehab? I found out during my Officers' wife/ Redcross Fort Knox days - the Army depends on gifts like that to properly care for its animals, and it just makes sense for this film to win a bit for PTSD sufferers.

One more thing:
Brigg's bonding with Dog for a winner of and ending was grand of course, but a bit abrupt - please spend more time spent on the happy ending, Happy endings ARE valid and supposed to be OURS as we can develop it. Seeing it spelled out in films that support the good without being preachiy WORKS.

But that ending was SPECTACULAR anyway!

I just wish that we could restore humanity in general in ways that deflate PTSD's demons. Restoring some overall decency ought to be our goal.

The awareness of the spectacular richness of life's goodness is the very best healer. Rich or poor, young or old we are all supposed to be able to do that if we will.

DOG helped make today a better one - more, please. Thanksomuch
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GarbackReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
So many more
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Brings so many more aspects of what is going on in in sacrifice to this country. Not only does it touch on the PTSD (previously referred to as "shell shock") in soldiers. It also brings out the service of dogs and the service and sacrifice made in the name of protecting this country. Only to face a needle in the end, or just be left in a cage on a tarmac. Not that dogs shouldn't be utilized, just that everyone should know the heroes they are. A life lost to the ugliness that is war and should be regarded no less than any other that has served. This movie was a wonderfully scripted and acted out representation of just that.
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Sam MartinezReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
The story has been done before and this one is as good
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Channing Tatum portrays a formidable role as an escort for a military service dog suffering from PTSD to a military funeral of a former dog handler. We've seen Jim Belushi, Tom Hanks, and Kate Mara in comedy and dramatic films with similar performances. What sets this film apart is that Mr. Tatum's character is also suffering from PTSD due to head injuries from an IED, but is in denial. The road trip serves as a cathartic bonding event for both of them. The funeral was quite emotional for me and will be for you too. Kudos to Mr. Tatum for portraying proper military bearing and the salute during the funeral. If you can pick up on the nuances, you may find that this film is different.
Charles BoyerReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Dog" Tells It Like It Is For Many
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Sometimes, it's hard to see the damage that war has inflicted on our soldiers -- for all appearances, they look fine, not even worn for wear. For many, sometimes that damage is on the inside: PTSD, perhaps, or maybe a brain injury has left them wounded and in a daily fight to live a normal life after their combat rotations. Army Ranger Briggs is such a man. And so is Lulu, his canine traveling companion.

The two of them don't realize it at first, but they need each other. First, though, they'll have to avoid killing each other...and have a few lawbreaking, death-escaping and romantic interlude interrupting episodes along the way to a funeral for Lulu's former handler.

Co-director/star Channing Tatum does an exceptional job in his role as Briggs, and holds his own on the screen with Lulu, a scene-stealer as are most dogs in films. The film may only mildly interest you at first, but as it progresses, it will draw you in, and at the end, you might even notice that the air is dusty in the room you're watching it as your eyes moisten up.

I wouldn't recommend Dog for younger kids, but for everyone else, this is a great way to spend 106 minutes.
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GiftbearerReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Moving Story about Love and Commitment
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There's a reason why dogs are called "Man's Best Friend". This was a story about a veteran man and veteran dog that come back from wartime emotionally scarred and were trying to adapt to civilian life.

The man wants to get back into the service and a commander gives him a task to take this dog, a Belgian Malinois, to his owner's funeral, and because the dog was so traumatized she wouldn't let anyone get near her, so the soldier was told to take her after the funeral is over to an army base to be euthanized.

At first neither is happy about being given this task, but they end up bonding during the long drive and at the end he can't bring himself to leave her there.

There are parts of the movie that are funny, but it is also sad in parts.

I recently lost my dog after 14 years who was part Malinois and there is something about the breed that is like no other. They connect on a deeper level and feel their owners' emotions. It's a shame that so much emphasis is placed on using them as bite dogs because they are much more versatile than that. It's because they are so attuned to their owner that they can be trained for almost anything.

People often don't realize that dogs get PTSD just like humans do and that dogs that are highly intelligent and perceptive may be more susceptible to it because of these traits which make them more like humans than some breeds.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves animals or has an interest in the military or PTSD. You won't be disappointed!
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katReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Dog" Movie Dutchie was Awesome
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As a Dutchie owner, PRIOR to this movie, I wanted to see how this Dog stood up to the "breed"!! He/She did WELL!! Our 2yr old (currently a rotten teenager) is (will be) doing some much needed OB training, then we'll see WHAT his trainer thinks he will be good for/at.. they (his group) trains for many things, and if/when HE suggests something, and WE put in the work, he (the trainer) can help us make a good dog a GREAT dog.. if he says that our dog is gonna be a "pet", we'll live with that.. (we had a Sable GSD do that to us.. heartbreaking, yesh, but still a "fun" dog!!)
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