While mom and I were in Show Low, she gave me a rest and took in a picture show at the local WME Theatre located at 1850 S White Mountain Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901. It’s a great little theatre with happy people, tasty popcorn and decent seats.
I snoozed in the car, and mom saw Dog, a 2022 flick starring Channing Tatum. From what mom told me, it is billed as a comedy, but don’t be fooled. This is an adult movie not made for kids that really isn’t funny. From the previews, you were led to believe it would be filled with cute dog mishaps, but it is a story of redemption.
The movie isn’t bad, but mom was expecting something else. The stage is set post-war service by both the human and the dog, and they both suffer from serious PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). What you watch is how both of them try to handle it on their own, and it isn’t pretty.
Tatum’s character is given the assignment to bring “Dog” to the funeral of his original handler, and that puts them on a road trip. What you get to witness is Tatum’s character getting drunk, trying to get laid and disregarding the dog’s needs. The movie spends way too much time dragging this out, and Tatum just doesn’t have the personality nor charisma to pull this off by himself.
The grit of the movie is the healing that finally takes place for both human and dog, and it has some tender moments. Again, none of this material is appropriate for children. Does mom recommend it? Yes and no. If there is nothing else to watch and you have your eyes open to the story, you might find it entertaining. If, however, you were looking for a fun movie starring a dog, you will be disappointed.
Sounds like I got the better end of the bargain, although mom always loves eating popcorn. She didn’t share one bite with me! There you have it from a dog who didn’t see the movie, but I trust mom’s review. You decide for yourself.
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