I watched this movie without knowing a single thing about it, which made it pretty wrenching and I find it is impossible to review it without giving away critical details that are actually spoilers. If that concerns you, turn back now, before it is too late. If you would rather know what you are in for, read on.
Max is the story of a military dog and his family. It takes you to Afghanistan where you witness some of the conflict going on there. When things go wrong there for his unit and his handler, the dog is returned to Texas where the only person he is able to relate to is his handler's unwilling teenage brother Justin.
You can get a feel for the movie by watching the official movie trailer here:
What to Watch Out For?
Indeed, it has some very sad moments as well as very happy moments and remember, a dog is involved. Some dog lovers find it impossible to watch a dog movie in which a dog might be harmed. If you want to know what happens to Max in this movie, leave me a comment and I will send you a private message rather than give away the story here. Either way, you are going to need a big box of tissue on hand for there will be lots of tears shed on screen and off. The Movie Mom recommends this movie for fourth graders and up, which sounds reasonable to me.