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The new movie Belong to Us follows family that consists of Starring Ryan O’Nan (Fargo, Legion) as Travis, (Ryan O’Nan) a single father struggling to connect with his baseball star son, Decklin (Matthew J. Lindblom), and spirited young daughter, Paige (Brooklyn Funk). Nana also lives with the family to help them.
The daughter finds a dog, and hides it from her father so she can keep it. With Nana’s help, Dad finally consents to keeping the dog, Duke. The dog brings the family together, but what they don’t know is that Duke escaped a dog fighting ring. And they want him back.
Nana tries hard to get Dad to see that he is favoring his son over his daughter. It takes his son getting bit by the dog and losing his pitching arm for the father to realize the mistakes he has made. And rectify them.
The brother – sister relationship in this movie is pretty cool. The actors do a great job of portraying a brother and sister that fight, yet are always there for each other no matter what.
In the end, the family has to fight to keep the dog. By going to a dog fight to rescue him after he has been taken. The police tell the dad and daughter that they saved all the dogs. Then the daughter tells the police about her friend that was home alone (his father was one of the dog fighters) and they went to get him. So she saved her friend, too, from being home along when his father was arrested.
Belong to Us is rated PG-13 and is suitable for ages 12 and above. Belong to Us is Dove Approved, having received the “Family Favorite” Award for ages 12+.
Here are a few things to be aware of so you can decide if this movie is a good fit for your family:
Opening scene shows a dog fight for money, but no dogs fighting are actually shown. After the dog fight, you see a man passed out/asleep with bottles around him.
Another scene shows Nana doing a finger gesture with both hands. When the granddaughter asks her what the man in the car wanted, the grandmother said he was just admiring my birds. (Not very grandmotherly. lol And a totally unnecessary scene.)
In another scene a man is beaten in shadows, although they do show his face in between getting hit, but there are no marks or blood on his face. The next scene does show him with blood on his face.
The dad uses a gun is self defense, shooting a guy about to hit him with a tire iron in the arm. The guy runs away. After the police come, the dad hands his gun over to the police.
Overall, Belong to Us is a great movie about family, love and second chances.
Belong to Us is available on Amazon. Pre-order now for an August 6th release date.
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