Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
Megan Leavey is an inspiring true-life story about Megan (Kate Mara) a young Marine corporal who uniquely bonds with her bomb-sniffing combat dog Rex. Together they save countless lives during her deployment in Iraq. Common, Edie Falco and Bradley Whitford also star.
The PG-13 war story has…
…several battle scenes with intense explosions, a scene where Megan and Rex are both injured, a supporting character that dies, language and an implied romantic relationship between Megan and another soldier. Megan comes from a broken home, has personal issues with her parents and socially doesn’t connect or have friends. Once she joins the Marine Corps’ K-9 unit she meets Rex, a German Shepherd considered too difficult to handle. Megan earns the dog’s trust and the two develop a bond that carries them through more than 100 missions until an explosion jeopardizes both their careers. There are strong messages about teamwork, perseverance, courage and dog lovers will enjoy the scenes of military training (how to sniff out explosives, attack the bad guys, etc.) which requires intense bonding and mutual trust.
In the end, you’ll feel a sense of pride and respect for the sometimes forgotten, four-legged heroes…be sure and stay through the credits to see pics of the real Megan and Rex.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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