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.

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marieloudavril
Mar 28, 2018

A very touching movie for showing care, compassion and love for animal in the military system and work in Irak war, and the determination of one youg solder lady who fight to get things right because she cared for a dog. Beautiful sensitive movie to watch.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 27, 2018

This movie does work on a level of a bond between a working dog and U.S. Marine. It made me care about the lives of those sniffer dogs and even had sympathy for their handler's as they were faced with adversity even while trying to adopt the "retired" Marine, Rex.
The film was strengthened by the sensitivity it displayed and with the on screen background text at the ending.
A movie for anyone to see. Well done and had me in tears near the end.

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akirakato
Mar 20, 2018

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite in 2017 based on the true events about young female Marine Megan Leavey and a combat dog named Rex, this American docudrama depicts a troublesome-yet-sensitive, uplifting bond between the handler and the dog.
It is such an emotionally satisfying drama at the end that you would love this film if you're a dog lover.

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KennethSmith
Mar 20, 2018

Insidious US propaganda with the Americans fantasizing that they were the good guys in Iraq.

Still, the story works well as a movie.

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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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Apr 02, 2018

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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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