Dog Lover – Vier Pfoten für die Wahrheit (2016)53714
Dog Lover – Vier Pfoten für die Wahrheit: Directed by Alex Ranarivelo. With James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jayson Blair, Allison Paige. Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. Handpicked for a major assignment, Sara goes undercover as a college intern to infiltrate a suspected “puppy mill” run by the enigmatic Daniel Holloway.
“If The Dog Lover is trying to hide its agenda itu0026#39;s not doing too good a job of it. Itu0026#39;s a slightly creepy film to watch because it does nothing short of attack government funded protection agencies for going after dog breeders in general. Are all dog breeders evil? Is every group that disagrees with your views 100% evil? Not likely but who really knows for sure outside of their own experience. Are protection agencies spotless in their record of protecting animals? I donu0026#39;t know that either.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are a lot of *suspicious* facts surrounding this movie, from the funding by a very well known opponent to Animal Cruelty bills to the fact that the ASPCA monitored u0026quot;someu0026quot; of the animal action in this film (havenu0026#39;t seen that one before and it gives me pause).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is interesting how viciously this film has been attacked in the mainstream media with very little convincing non-hysterical justification beyond its controversial message. The acting is on the whole very good and the script does a damn good job at presenting a plausible scenario for mismanagement by government funded agencies.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you go into this film with a closed mind itu0026#39;s only going to enrage you. It actually made me consider the other side of this issue. Did it convince me that all animal breeding is bad? No. Did it turn me against the ASPCA? Definitely not. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI do believe that all zealotry — for any side — is unwise and this movie did confirm that belief. Iu0026#39;d want to know more about both sides of this argument before Iu0026#39;d support either one, but as a piece of compelling storytelling, it works. It held my interest and made me want to know more.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eKeep in mind when you read any hyper emotional review of this film that what youu0026#39;re being asked to do is simply think for yourself. I can think of worse ways to spend your time and money. Yes, youu0026#39;re probably giving money to the breeders if you rent or buy this film, but Iu0026#39;d be shocked if this film paid for itself, frankly. And the protection agencies have more than enough support to wage a counter attack. Iu0026#39;d love to hear their side of the issue as well. Iu0026#39;m waiting.”