Watch at Home: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ & more from female filmmakers

Bella (Shelby) in Columbia Pictures' A Dog's Way Home.
Bella (Shelby) in Columbia Pictures' A Dog's Way Home.

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 4/12/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s selection is A Dog’s Way Home.

While the dog doesn’t die in A Dog’s Way Home, you’ll want to bring along some Kleenex for all of the emotional moments in this film.

If you’re a dog owner, you already know about the unconditional bond of love with your four-legged friend.  They come running to the door as soon as you come home because you mean so much to them.  We care about them so much that it hurts when we have to put them down in order to end their pain.

We meet Bella (voice of Bryce Dallas Howard) as a tiny puppy when her mother and siblings get ripped away from her.  Chances are they weren’t meaning to have strong parallels to what’s happening along the border with ICE but you can’t help but think about it.  It’s not long thereafter when med student/VA hospital volunteer Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King) and girlfriend Olivia (Alexandra Shipp) checks in on some kittens.  Much to his surprise, Bella comes running to him.  When you know, you know–so Lucas becomes Bella’s human.  Lucas takes her home to live with him and his army veteran mother, Terri (Ashley Judd).

Please click HERE for my full review.

© Danielle Solzman (02/15/19) FF2 Media

Featured photos from A Dog’s Way Home EPK
Photo Credits: Columbia Pictures

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Danielle Solzman is a Chicago-based film critic and an aspiring filmmaker if she can ever put enough time aside to work on her feature-length trans-led political comedy script. When not in Chicago, she attends various film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Toronto. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BA in Public Relations while earning a Masters in Media Communications from Webster University after writing a thesis paper on comic books against the backdrop of the American political culture.
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