Friday, April 23, 2010

The Back-Up Plan

Well, I have to admit when I saw the commercial for "The Back-Up Plan" I thought to myself, ok here's mindless romantic comedy. Then I heard about how the movie is showcasing how dogs are being affected by puppy mills and I was intrigued.

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It turns out that Jennifer Lopez's character owns a dog named Nuts. Nuts played by Nubbins and two other dogs is a Boston Terrier who uses a dog wheelchair to help himself be mobile. This movie helps bring special needs dogs to the forefront. While there are some special needs dogs that require extra and costly care, many more whose needs aren't as great will have a much more difficult time finding a home.

I'm glad to hear that this movie is making adoption from a shelter an important message and the potential pitfalls that can arise with puppy mills. I have nothing against the dogs from puppy mills, just the people who operate them and cause these heinous effects in dogs.

This movie looks intriguing. While I'm not expecting a new modern-day classic, it would be nice to see to have a fun escape.

Let's Discuss!

Do you plan on seeing this movie this weekend? If so, what about the movie appeals to you?

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  1. My rescue group was contacted 18 months ago and asked if we would allow the name of our group "Adopt A Pet, Inc." to be used in connection with the film. I contacted them and asked what the film was about and was told that is owuld be a rescue only pet store which she owned. We gave our permission. It is great that finally the movie industry is dealing with the Puppy Mill problem.

  2. That's fantastic! It's great to hear that the filmmakers went the extra mile to be true to this part of the movie. Thank you for your comment. :)

  3. Nice to hear film makers have morals too. What a great fil as well

  4. It is refreshing that they took notice of the puppy mill epidemic. The movie looks funny and after hearing more, I'm looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for writing. :)



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