Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey

DVD - 2017
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Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
Publisher: [Canada] : Elevation Pictures, ©2017.
Edition: Wide screen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
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greenwolfeyes
Jan 16, 2018

I was inspired to watch this movie from reading Barbara Nickless' "Blood on the Tracks" (I recommend it). Because of reading the book - different story & author but similar setup - it made this movie better for me to relate to.

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MB333
Jan 16, 2018

It was a very touching story and I recommend this movie to anyone.

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Mouziey
Jan 14, 2018

This is a chime in to the dog's purpose. Poor Rex was born into this sadden that the retirement of his kind is death or unadoptable. So Man gets to do this to animals what about the soliders' that return and unadaptable to civilian life..yeah we get the shit in the fan and have to live with it...wait till the animals get smart and turn the cards around.

I cheered for REX and the "dog's purpose", for the unconditional commitment. Not for the humans

d2013 Jan 14, 2018

They had been through the worst together, glad it had this kind of ending. The bond they shared was undeniable. Great movie!

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LawyerLady
Jan 12, 2018

Kate Mara was excellent in this role. I agree with some other comments that this movie isn't a war movie full of gore, blood, and guts. It is about a troubled woman who can't connect with anyone but her dog... and you root for both of them.

I thought the story was true to real life and not overly sensationalized or emotional, which is true to Leavey's personality in real life. The pacing is good, never a dull or boring moment.
A must rent!

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greatflicks
Dec 26, 2017

We liked the movie and for me I felt some of the same emotions I had when I saw the movie "Lassie come home" back in the 40's.

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EVM
Dec 16, 2017

This is an excellent movie. Shows what women can do when they set their minds to a goal.

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NILESHRS
Dec 12, 2017

I hoped for some action, but there is not much except a few minutes scenes on battle ground, I think the film maker could not decide - is it a film on the woman or on her dog?

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2017

Agree with comments by LauraSteinert and surprised at how much of the dramatized events were real. See link in "Summary" that compared the real life of Leavey and Rex to those depicted in the film. Not just another desert war film for sure.

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samjenks
Dec 05, 2017

Great movie, some bad language and bad behavior.

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2017

Questioning the Story: Did Megan Leavey really ...
http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/megan-leavey/

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2017

The dead-end job. The getting fired from the dead-end job for being hung over. Yeah. This isn't working.
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You don't leave because you have somewhere to go, you leave because nothing is keeping you there.
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Geez, you'd think with all the taxes we give to the military, they'd come up
with some kind of street sign situation.
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Do we know the meaning of the words "won't," "can't" or "late"?
-No, master sergeant.
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Gunny, how do I become a dog handler?
-You?
Yeah. What do I have to do exactly?
-For starters, you need to stop screwing up. Then you'll need an expert rifle score, above 90% on all your exams, a first-class PFT.
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They're not even dogs anymore. They're warriors, and they come back with all the same issues we do.
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... he was just scared and probably confused. Probably just as confused and scared as I was at the time.

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