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