Life With Dog is a story about Joe Bigler, played by Corbin Brensen, who recently lost his wife in a tragic accident. His wife is played by Marilu Henner.
The story is about how Joe who battles with dealing with his wife’s death and his loneliness. And he battles without faith in God.
Then along comes “Dog,” as he calls the stray that mysteriously shows up at his house. He tries hard to get rid of Dog but to no avail. So Joe befriends Dog. Dog helps Joe learn about true friendship and companionship as well as his faith.
The movies has some interesting turns and throughout Joe’s daughter works on Joe to get him to find his faith. Joe’s daughter has strong faith and only wants her father to grieve for his wife and find faith in God.
We watched the movies as a family and thought it was a little slow to get to the storyline but the acting was pretty good. The film quality was good. The storyline was real. Some of the monologues from “Joe” were good as he explained why he fell from faith. In a life filled with loss, he explains why believing in God is hard. But as the storyline moves along, he finds a faith that he never thought he could.
The love he feels for his wife is very believable and Corbin Brensen’s acting is superb as he expresses that love and explains his lack of faith and why. You feel for the man who has suffered hurt and loss. You see his love for his wife as he has interactions with her throughout the film, even though she has died. My littlest was even able to grasp that its a “dream” he is having and said she felt sad for him to have to only talk to her in dreams.
My son liked Dog. Though he never barks throughout the film, he provides a companionship to Joe that is much needed. Dog helps Joe keep an eye on his house as Joe battles with the local companies that wish to take his house for commercial expansion.
Overall we liked the film. We talked about how hard it is for some to keep their faith when tragedy happens. But how important faith can be when bad things do happen. It spurred some good conversation.
Who is Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is a company that provides quality movies and tv shows, partnering with companies like Sony. They have original productions as well. They provide DVDs as well as digital programming.
The DVD release of “Life With Dog” will be available at Walmart stores starting June 4, 2019. This is the primary call-to-action we would like reiterated by the reviewers. You can find it online as well. Be sure to check out Life With Dog for your next family night.
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