A Hollywood movie about the ethics of dog breeding? That seems to be the case, based on the above trailer for a film called “The Dog Lover” and starring James Remar, Lea Thompson, and Allison Paige. I have not seen the film, and therefore can’t speak to its message directly, but the subject matter is certainly compelling. Here’s the filmmakers’ description:
THE DOG LOVER is a suspenseful and provocative drama based on true events.
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.
Sara soon ingratiates herself with Daniel and his family, and learns all about the world of dog breeding but is hard pressed to find any sign of animal abuse. The UAPA teams up with local law enforcement and raids the farm, accusing Daniel of the inhumane treatment of animals. Sara finds herself torn between doing her job and doing what’s right, and she awakens to the moral contradictions of her work with the UAPA.
It seems to be creating drama via some controversial topics. What do you think? Are you interested enough to go see it?