Megan Leavey (2017)

“You don’t leave because you have somewhere to go, you leave because nothing is keeping you there.” – Megan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Jul 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A young woman trying to find her place in the world decides to join the army where she finds whole new opportunities are open to her.

My Take on it – This is a film that I knew nothing about before seeing it and found it to be a truly inspirational story.

They do a wonderful job showing how one woman could make the decision in life to change her surroundings and adapt to a new lifestyle in order to improve herself and the influences around her.

Kate Mara is great in the lead and makes us truly believe her character and her determination to make a better and more meaningful life for herself along the way.

The fact that this is based on a true story works really well here and adds to the emotional aspects of the story while keeping things very inspirational and powerful throughout.

They do a great job explaining to us many aspects of how things work in the military (both for better and for worse) which helps us feel for the characters and their situations even more.

I’m always amazed when I see films like this that have animals that must be trained so well in order to “act” in some of the most dangerous kinds of situations and it all comes across as being quite realistic.

Bottom Line – Great story that shows how one woman found a way to change her life around and find something to believe in. The story itself is quite emotional because it is filled with inspirational ideas. Mara is great in the lead and she really gives us a great impression of a down on her luck woman who chooses to make a change in her life for the better. The fact that this is based on a real story makes it even more powerful. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Both Kate Mara and the real Megan Leavey were born in 1983 and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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2 thoughts on “Megan Leavey (2017)

  1. i liked this one as well. And Megan and Kate might’ve both grown up in the suburbs, but Megan is not related to the families that own both the New York Football Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers. And she doesn’t have a sister who played Lisbeth Salander.


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