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The Stray (2017)

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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 (The Other Side of Heaven), The Stray releases in select markets nationwide in October 2017.

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Michael Cassidy
as Mitch Davis
Sarah Lancaster
as Michelle Davis
Connor Corum
as Christian Davis

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

An underpowered, white-bread sermon on the importance of family and faith.

October 5, 2017 | Full Review…

It is a sweet look at a wounded family and how a dog brings them together.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Cut-rate faith-based tale of a dog that just HAS to be a family's guardian angel makes for grim going.

October 11, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a dramatic start for a film that means well, but can't quite make its pieces fit the story it wants to tell.

October 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Faith-based family drama could distress dog lovers.

October 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A family's love for their pet pooch is reciprocated mightily in writer-director Mitch Davis' The Stray, a movie with a gentle spirit and tone shifts that go all over the place.

October 5, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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The Stray attempts to recycle rehashed true stories of yesteryear and purposely attends to fail at creativity to solve the film's biggest problems. I bet the director just wanted to get this film out of the way so much that he had pressure built into him, but he attends to ignore, as what I just said before, the film's biggest problems by throwing creativity into the trash and just throw in a generic plot featuring a dog that can change everything. Definitely attempting not to follow the basic formula used in A Dog's Purpose, a movie featuring a dog that was also released in 2017, and Max, another movie featuring a dog but was released in 2015. Not worth seeing unless you love rehashed true stories.

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