Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 10, 2022, is the “dramady,” Dog. I call it a “dramady” because to me, it was part drama, part comedy.
Dog stars Channing Tatum.
Jason Briggs (Tatum) is a former U.S Army Ranger. He was injured many times during battle and now suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He wants to continue his military service, and get sent back into the action, but due to his ailments, the military won’t allow it. Briggs continues to reach out to people in hopes that someone could help him.
Briggs learns that a former squamate, Riley Rodriguez, was killed.
At an informal get together at a local pub to celebrate the life of Rodriguez, Briggs tries yet again to get a recommendation to return to service.
A few days later he’s called in for a proposition. If he can take Rodriguez’s military service dog, Lulu, to Arizona for his funeral, and in return, his former captain will recommend him for another tour overseas. In addition, Briggs will also have to take Lulu to another base after the funeral to have her euthanized. No one else can handle her and she is known to be aggressive. The only person who was ever able to handle her was Rodriguez.
Briggs and Lulu head off on a road trip filled with unexpected situations and life changing events.
Will Briggs get Lulu to the funeral in time? Will he get to serve another tour overseas? Or does something happen along the way to change his life forever? To find out, pick up a copy of Dog, out on Blu-ray and DVD May 10, 2022. Look for it where ever movies are sold. You can also purchase or rent the film currently on digital.
I love animals, and I think Channing Tatum is very handsome. I knew I had to see this film. LOL!
Based off the trailer (I’ll post it at the end of this review), I thought the movie would be funnier than it was. It did have it’s funny moments, but a lot of it was more drama than comedy.
Even thought Dog is based on a fictional character, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of dog current serving in the military. They are just as heroic as their two legged counterparts. I hope that this film sheds light on these amazing creatures in hopes they get the respect they deserve.
Channing Tatum pretty much carried the movie on his how. There were some additional characters here and there, but for the most part it was just him and the dog. I’m sure that was no easy task.
It was interesting to see Ethan Suplee in a serious role. The only other roles I’ve ever seen him in personally is the former television series Boy Meets World, and the comedy film Evolution. He’s changed so much.
This film is your classic buddy road trip filled with unexpected adventures and situations, except this time it’s a person and a dog who clearly doesn’t like him (and the feeling is mutual).
It was not hard to figure out how this film was going to end (I’m glad it did end the way that it did). Still, I enjoyed watching it to the very end.
This film is very serious at times, but in the end it’s sort of a “feel good” movie too.
The cinematography is beautiful in this film. There are some incredible sunrises and sunsets and gorgeous landscapes.
The dog who played Lulu “stole the show,” so to speak. Such a beautiful dog!
The film was just a bit longer than I felt it needed to be. It has a runtime of 101 minutes. I think they could have told the story in less time, but that’s fine.
Overall I enjoyed the film and I would certainly love to watch it again.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
Did you see Dog? What did you think of the film? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
*I received a free copy of this film in order to do tis review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.