Hollywood can be a great way to highlight the stories of real people and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.
With the new movie, Megan Leavey which opened in theaters on June 9, there was no doubt that this emotional story of a soldier and her dog needed to be told.
Based on a true story, the emotional experience of a young Marine corporal who was assigned to K9 duty during her deployment in Iraq has animal-lovers everywhere reaching for the Kleenex.
At its core this movie celebrates both soldiers and the dogs who save lives on the battlefield.
"The emotion in 'Megan Leavey' is not forced. It flows, up and down the leash, just like it's supposed to," wrote reviewer Sheila O'Malley.
Continue to the next page to hear about Megan & Rex's Story Behind the Movie.