The Stray movie review
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“The Stray” came to theaters on October 6 and is a heart-warming story about a family and a dog that came into their lives to change their lives forever.

I don’t want to give the story away but “The Stray” tells the true story of how a stray dog, “Pluto,” comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the “wonderdog” manages to save a toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy, help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel. Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything. Written and directed by Mitch Davis, distributed by Purdie Distribution.

The thing I like about this movie is that it shows how we can at times think that we’re doing the right thing for ourselves and our family. We work hard because we think that is exactly what others want and need from us but sometimes it’s just not true. Sometimes an outside force, like a dog, comes into our lives to make us realize what is really important and that perhaps we need change in our lives.

If you are expecting an action-packed movie, this is not the movie for you. It is a based on a true story of a real family. This movie is rated PG and is definitely appropriate for children. We took our 5-year old son to see it and it is now one of his favorite movies.

It’s a dog movie but it’s so much more than that. Visit your local theater to see this family-friendly movie!