Saturday, June 10, 2017
“Megan Leavey” is a Movie to See
The story is based on the experiences of the real Megan Leavey who joined the Marines in the early 2000s, worked, worked out, and trained to be good enough to join the K-9 unit. There, she was assigned to the most vicious dog in the military kennel, learned to work with it as a bomb-detecting team, and was sent to Iraq where she and her dog conducted some hair-raising searches.
Kate Mara does a terrific job playing Megan Leavey. The actor and rapper, Common, is excellent as the sergeant in charge of the K-9 training program. And, director Gabriella Cowperthwaite, who previously made documentaries, does an excellent job here. The cast is strong, the action is well done, and the emotions are right up there, as you would expect in a dog movie.
If it is playing at a theater near you, go see it. If has not opened, keep an eye out for it.
Posted by Elgin Bleecker at 10:12 PM
Labels: Common, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, Kate Mara, Megan Leavey
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Vicious dogs put me off. But maybe...ReplyDelete
The way ML overcame her fear of the dog, they way they bonded, worked together and ultimately loved each other is a good story. Please don’t miss this one.Delete
Elgin, cheers I'll keep an eye out for it.ReplyDelete
I will check this out, Elgin. Besides, I like dog movies.ReplyDelete