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    Movie Review: Max

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the newly released movie Max from Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Max follows the journey of a military working dog (MWD) whose U.S. Marine handler Kyle Wincott loses his life in Afghanistan. Traumatized, Max is adopted by Kyle’s family. Max and Kyle’s brother Justin bond and begin a journey of healing. As I said in my preview post, I usually avoid movies involving animals, but I am so happy I didn’t avoid Max. Yes, it was sad, and I did cry. A lot. I wasn’t alone. The story that unfolded in this movie moved everyone I spoke to…

  • Max the Movie. June 26, 2015
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    Max the Movie: Best Friend. Hero. Marine

    On June 26  Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present “Max,” a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Fresh”). Max tells the story of a a precision-trained military dog, Beligian Malinois Max, who serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan with his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. When things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, and Kyle doesn’t survive, Max is traumatized by the loss of his best friend and is unable to remain in service. After being sent home to the US, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin and he is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family.…