Dog is a road trip movie that makes important commentary on the effects war has on soldiers. It also makes some valid criticism about how America treats its veterans. Although the movie is presented as a comedy, be aware that it is a serious movie.
As far as these road trip movies go, this is one of the better ones. The acting is great, the dog is cute, and the story is fine. What sets this movie apart is its commentary about the effects war has on veterans. Throughout the movie, Briggs and Lulu struggle to live outside of combat. The movie does a great job at showing how hard it is for soldiers to deal with depression, anxiety PTSD in healthy ways. The film is very creative in how it presents these lasting effects. Life seems to move on for everyone else, but the veterans have continued dealing with the effects of war. It is powerful commentary shown through meaningful imagery. The movie keeps it light, but it is hard to ignore the struggle.
I recommend this movie to everyone because it is well made and creative. The plot is a little slow and sad in parts, but the overall experience is very heartwarming. Plus, the dog is really cute.
Reblogged this on Whipped Owl.