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So when I got the chance to check out a brand new movie, "My Dog the Champion" from Anchor Bay Entertainment, I knew that we would love it. We enjoy having family movie nights, and this feel-good story is sure to please young and old alike. Plus, it features some of our favorite actors and actresses from Dexter, Hannah Montana, and The Terminator!
About my Dog the champion:
A moving and meaningful story for the whole family, My Dog the Champion (SRP $24.98) begins when Madison (Burge), a spoiled city teen, learns that her mother is being deployed to Afghanistan. She is suddenly forced to uproot to the country and live on her grandfather Billy’s (Henriksen) cattle ranch – in the middle of nowhere. Facing the hardships of farm life and her feelings of loneliness, she befriends Scout, the farm’s old and “useless” cattle dog. The new companions quickly form a special bond. And when the family farm becomes threatened, Madison, with some help from Eli (Linley), a teenage dog trainer, trains Scout to be an agility champion and together they compete with the hope of saving their home. Side by side, the determined duo proves the heart of a champion never dies.
My Dog the Champion, a story of friendship, love, teamwork, and challenges, is a must-have release for families nationwide. The film is executive produced by Arthur E. Benjamin, the founder of the American Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to rescue and promote the health and well-being of dogs and other animals all across the world. In addition, Scout, the movie’s starring dog, is herself a rescue!
My Dog the Champion
Street Date: February 4, 2014
Pre-Book: January 8, 2014
DVD Catalog #: AF00336
DVD UPC #: 01313261669881
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Retail Price: $24.98
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Run Time: 87 Mins
Our Thoughts :
My Dog the Champion is a heartwarming story that anyone can enjoy. It deals with real life issues that many teens and families have to face, such as having a parent deployed. This is something we've had to deal with in our own family. My Uncle Greg is in the USAF, and has served in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and is now in South Korea. So seeing Madison's mother head off to Afghanistan definitely hit home. I know first-hand from seeing my cousins miss their Dad that this is not at all easy.
Madison leaves behind her cozy life in the city and heads out to her Grandpa Billy's cattle ranch. For a spoiled teen, this is a tough transition. The country life and hard work that comes with farming is not something Madison is accustomed to. She makes an unlikely friend who helps her, though. Scout is an old, "useless" cattle dog that everyone completely underestimates. But with a new-found companionship and a little faith, Scout proves that an old dog certainly can learn new tricks, and even save the day!
I won't give away too much, since you'll want to see the movie and spoilers drive me absolutely bonkers. But I will say that this movie had me laughing, and I even shed a few tears along the way. I would definitely recommend "My Dog the Champion" for anyone who is passionate about their fur-babies. It's a great choice for Family Movie Nights, and will leave everyone longing for some slobbery doggy kisses. Plus, it is appropriate for all ages and has no questionable content whatsoever. That makes this movie a total winner in my opinion!
This film hits the shelves on February 4, 2014. Check it out!
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