The Stray- Movie Review


The Stray tells the inspiring true story of a stray dog, “Pluto,” who appears from out of nowhere just in time to save a family that is falling apart. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel. Sometimes help comes in the most unlikely forms. Sometimes prayers are answered in the most unlikely ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything. Written, and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven), the movie releases in select markets nationwide October 6, 2017.

Make sure you head HERE and go enter to win 4 tickets to see The Stray!

My Review
Who likes a good family/drama movie? I have to admit I usually don't bring my kids to these types of movies but this time as I watched the trailer I knew my daughter would love a good dog movie. With that said I don't think the movie was appropriate for my son. He may be more sensitive than other 6-year-olds. He was on my lap during a few season after the lightning struck and when the bear came. It did provide us the opportunity to talk after the movie. He also did sneak out with dad for a few minutes to use the bathroom.

So overall in my opinion the movie was a good tear jerker. My daughter and I both had tears during the movie. The movie had a powerful story of making sure family is a priority which makes me smile. Our kids grow up too fast and we need to be present for them! I think my daughter was surprised that this story was based on a true story. We actually wondered if the bear scene really happened. Then we were left wondering if Mitch the lead male went to the doctor. Ok, I was left wondering as I really wanted to know more about how the lightning affected him. I know writers have a time deadline on how long movies can be but I'm curious.

Yes, this movie is family friendly and God is definitely centered in their lives. (Just be aware there are a few intense moments so younger eyes and ears may not appreciate that.) I love how this movie shows prayer as a vital part of their lives.

If you are in need of a family-friendly movie night then go watch this... but don't forget the tissues!