Life With Dog Movie Review

The following is a review of Life With Dog  from Mill Creek Entertainment with the TOS Homeschool Review Crew. Our family  received a DVD copy of this movie for this review. 

Mill Creek Entertainment is an American home video company and a leading provider of budget DVD’s. 
Their selections of movies categorized by decades captured my interest.  

This movie is primarily a story of the early stages of grief. Our family enjoys watching movies together so were initially excited about a new movie review, however the anger, grief, and conversations between the main character and his dead wife made this movie difficult to watch.   

About the Life With Dog movie ***spoiler alert *** 

The movie starts with a bad wreck but quickly changes to upbeat music. A bitter man’s (Joe) wife is gone, but in his obvious grief, he converses with her ashes. She appears and even replies. This is the place in the movie that my daughter and I looked at each other and knew what the other was thinking. My view of the movie was colored from that point on by the absurdity of the dead wife appearing in the room, one of my least favorite types of movies. 

Joe “I love you.” Dead wife “That’s why I stick around.” 

A stray dog shows up at the bitter widow’s house. The main character ends up keeping the dog and names it Dog. 

The pastor who shared about Joe’s (now dead but still visible to him) Christian wife’s faith at her funeral confronted the man at home about his lack of acceptance of his wife’s God. The man shared roots of his bitterness. 

It was difficult to watch the man share his anger at God. The movie is a portrayal of grief, and grief isn’t easy to experience or watch no matter the perspective, but from an unchristian perspective it is just hopeless. Maybe that’s the point of the movie. The calm pastor, accompanied by creepy calm background music, told the man “that’s not God.” 

Joe, without God to rely on, talk to his dead wife, stops paying his bills, and creates a conspiracy theory about her death. His daughter is the steady calm one in the movie. Scenes with her were the only ones I enjoyed at all. Maybe my own experiences with grief made the rest of the movie so offensive, or maybe my spirit was disturbed. 

Towards the end of the movie it changes from a grief story to a twist with more action. 

Another mom on the crew shared that her daughter really liked watching this movie. Click through below for more views from the others on the crew who reviewed this.  

This movie is Dove approved for Ages 12+. 

The dvd release of “Life With Dog” is now available at Walmart stores as well as to rent or purchase through Amazon. You can also find Mill Creek Entertainment online on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube. Click the banner below to read more crew reviews of this movie. 

Life With Dog {Mill Creek Entertainment Reviews}

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