Essay about Max Is More Than Just A Story Of A Boy And His Dog

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Max is More Than Just a Story of a Boy and His Dog
The 2015 film Max is an entertaining family film because of its story about a family overcoming loss, its outstanding acting, and its kid-friendly action scenes. The film Max follows a teenage boy, Justin Wincott, and the military-trained dog he is left in charge of after his brother is killed in combat in Afghanistan. The dog, a Belgian Malinois named Max suffers from post-traumatic-stress-disorder, putting additional strain on the Wincott family who is trying to come to terms with the loss of Justin’s brother, Kyle. Justin and Max begin to bond just in time to uncover a criminal conspiracy led by a close friend of the Wincott family. With the help of Max, Justin and his family learn to come together and stop the criminals before anyone else gets hurt (Max).
The film Max, on the surface, is a boy-and-his-dog adventure movie, but peel back the layers and you’ll find an emotional tale of a family coming together after a loss. The war in Afghanistan has left many American families struggling to find peace after the death of a loved one and Max shows just how hard that can be. After Marine, Kyle Wincott is killed in action, his dog Max, who like the Wincott family is struggling to cope with Kyle’s death, is scheduled to be put-down. Believing Max to be a part of the family, Ray and Pam Wincott, Kyle and Justin’s parents, adopt him and tell Justin that Max is his dog now. Justin, already dealing with the trials of adolescents…

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