The day the trailer for DOG was released my BFF sent it to me and said WE need to see this. I mean, let’s be honest here—DOG stars Channing Tatum and a dog, what girl wouldn’t want to see this movie? DOG will make you laugh, say “awwww”, cry and feel very emotion in between. It’s the type of movie you’re not going to want to miss. Plus it starts with Tatum using an axe to chop wood, you’re welcome for that tidbit ladies!
Channing Tatum plays Jackson Briggs back from overseas, making sub sandwiches for minimum wage, trying to redeploy, but a brain injury makes it difficult. Instead he accepts an assignment of transporting Lulu (DOG) to Arizona for the funeral of an old ranger buddy, who helped train her. But don’t think this is an easy cross-country trip. Both Lulu and Briggs (Tatum) are dealing with serious trauma from their service, and it doesn’t take much to trigger either of them.
Briggs (Tatum) knows that his buddy’s family expects to see the legendary “hero dog” at the funeral, and don’t want to be reminded that not only did their beloved one come back broken, but his dog counterpart did as well. And the family definitely does not want to learn that once he is buried that the Army intends to euthanize Lulu. Which let’s be honest is a huge bummer to hear especially after you spend an hour and a half falling in love with her. But just to put your heart and mind at ease when you see this movie, Tatum thankfully ends up having a change of heart when it comes down to it.
Throughout the movie the duo ends up facing a series of bizarre events—from running through a pot farm to getting everything stolen and everything in between.
Overall, I really enjoyed DOG and would 100 percent see it again.
DOG is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs ( Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting change of finding happiness.
Starring Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Nicole LaLiberté, Luke Forbes, Ronnie Gene Blevins
Directed by Reid Carolin & Channing Tatum