Enjoy a free family-friendly film about Max the dog
In the Janet Leigh Theatre’s latest showing, “Max,” the eponymous Belgian Malinois hero serves in Afghanistan under U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell), only to return stateside when Wincott is killed in battle after unearthing a disconcerting secret.
After Kyle’s death, Max is discharged for his disturbed behavior into the care of Kyle’s younger brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins).
Justin’s friend Chuy (Dejon LaQuake) and Chuy’s cousin Carmen (Mia Xitlali) gradually assist Justin in helping Max acclimate to the new environment with its new people.
However, the plot thickens when Max shows an aggressive response toward Tyler Harne (Luke Kleintank), a Marine who served with Kyle — and seems to be involved in illicit activities. Add in conflicting claims, cartel members and hostage holding, and you’ve got a recipe for a doggone wild adventure.
Directed and co-written by Boaz Yakin, the famed director of critically acclaimed hits such as 2000’s “Remember the Titans,” “Max” was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures on June 26, 2015.
According to CinemaScore polls, “Max” received an average audience score of “A” during its opening weekend. The American action film also grossed $42.7 million in box office earnings.
Revolving around a robust sense of patriotism, resilient familial bonds and emotional turmoil, “Max” earned a 73 percent audience approval rating from review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
Strong performances by both its human and canine performers make this film a family-friendly must-see.
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