Disclaimer: I was provided this movie for the purpose of promotion and review. All opinions are my own.
Needless to say, we care deeply about dogs and especially about the humane treatment of all of God’s creatures.
For this review we were sent the movie Susie’s Hope about the true story of a sweet dog that was burned and left for dead. Rescued and recovered, Susie’s story changed the face of animal abuse in North Carolina.
The movie is not a high budget production but the acting has real heart and you can tell that everyone involved had a love for Susie. A story like this is perfect for the animal lover in your life. I especially liked that they showed clips of the actual Susie in the final parts of the film and showed the true life individuals involved in her rescue and rehabilitation.
The kids and I watched the movie together. I was a little nervous at first because my son can be super sensitive to hurt or dying animals. My daughter cried a little bit when they found the injured pup but overall they both handled the hard parts of the movie really well. The producers and writers did an excellent job of focusing on the rescue and not the abuse. There were just a few subtle hints at what had happened with the dog but over all no actual violence was shown.
There is one part where they show a crematorium for animals. If you have ever had a pet cremated be ready to answer some questions about this part. Again, they don’t show any actual animals being put to sleep and cremated, just the discussion around shelters and what happened to some abandoned animals.
I also like the faith based aspect of this movie. It isn’t a holy roller kind of film but it does touch on God’s provision, His healing and our responsibility as stewards of his Creation.
About the movie:
Based on the true story that successfully passed Susie’s Law in North Carolina, which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers, Susie’s Hope brings to life the inspirational relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead. Recognizing reflect and abuse were to blame for the tragic attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna resumes the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals. Starring Emmanuelle Vaguer (40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans) and Andrea Powell (Ender’s Game, The Twighlight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hope is an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.
Check out the Susie’s Hope website where you can buy the movie, make a donation and learn more about how Susie is changing lives. 15% of each sale goes to support the Susie’s Hope Foundation.
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