I was given a review copy of this movie.  I wanted to mention though I did see it at my sisters (Digital) before my review copy came and loved it then too :)


I like feel good movies.  I like watching a movie that breaks my heart, but at the same time makes me want to make a difference in this world.  A movie that shows me both the good and the bad. 
I found that with the movie Max.  A few months ago I agreed to a review copy of the movie.  My sister and I couldn't wait any longer though and watched it via digital.
I wont fib I laughed, cried and did a few silent cheers during this movie.  It broke my heart in both good and bad ways.  At the end of the movie though I can safely say I would recommend it to everyone I know! 
When my review copy arrived I was so excited!  Now I had my own copy and didn't have to go to my sisters house to re-watch.  She told me I was cut after the 3rd time!!

Blu-ray Combo Pack debuts on October 27
Own it early on Digital HD on October 13
Discover a friendship that is one of a kind in the Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) family-action adventure “Max”. 
Max is an incredible journey about the unbreakable bond between one kid and his heroic best friend.


A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin. Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion. Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.


Max” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • Working with Max: Meet the dogs that play “Max” and see inside tricks of the trade!
·         Hero Dogs: A Journey – Get a behind-the-scenes look at amazing military trained K9s.

Max” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
  • Working with Max: Meet the dogs that play “Max” and see inside tricks of the trade!

It was heartbreaking to watch sweet Max lose Kyle.  I have always had a dog companion in my life and I can tell you that bond is deep.  My dogs look at me with such adoration that at times it can feel tough thinking I am going to fail them.  That their happiness is in my hands. 
I in way understand Max's pain.  Except instead of my pup losing me, I lost her.
 Last year I lost my sweet Lucy on Dec 23.  She had to be put down and it destroyed me.  I held my sweet pup in her final moments and I thought back on her short life.  I remember crying so hard it became hard to breath, I lost all reason and broke down.  For that small amount of time I just let the pain and grief overtake me.   Her pain was to great and I didn't want to be selfish and keep her around just so I wouldn't have to feel the pain of living without her.  I had to be the one who made that choice.   (For those wondering Lucy had auto immune disease and cancer.  At the end she had a hard time going bathroom, eating and even walking.  We tried every medicine possible, but it kept getting worse.)
   Several times the vet, nurses and my hubby had to ask if I was okay.  And I remember just looking at them wanting to scream and lash out.  How could they ask if I was okay, I was holding my best friend as she died?
My grief was so great at this moment I couldn't understand how it wasn't a physical thing the rest of them could feel.
As I watched sweet Max struggle with the lost of Kyle I was thrown back to that time.  That overwhelming lost of a companion.  Knowing you had to say goodbye 

 The movie was then watching Max learn to live again, learn to live in a world without Kyle.  To make new bonds.
Though twist and turns we learn what really happened to Kyle and we get to see just how much Max loved his best friend.

I loved the story line.  I loved the back story of a pup and his best friend.  I loved watching Max learn to live again and most of all I loved the fact that this movie in great detail shows us the bond a person and their pup can share.
This movie was amazing and I officially at this point have watched it 5 times!
(And yes I cry each time!!)

If you are looking for a heartwarming movie for the whole family you need to check out Max.