Max 2: White House Hero

DVD Release: May 23, 2017
Max 2:  White House Hero
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Synopsis

Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in Max 2: White House Hero. His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C., to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter, Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between the two countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncovers a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly sensitive mission will put Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

Dove Review

“Max 2: White House Hero” is a howling good movie! Safe for the family and one in which two kids become the heroes, the film features likeable actors, a neat dog in Max, the canine police dog, and a plot that includes foreign spies and the son of the president of the U.S. hobnobbing with the daughter of the Russian premiere. Security is such that the cook at the White House tells young T.J., the President’s son, that even the “grapes are x-rayed” when they arrive!

Young T.J. Bennett (Zane Austin) is bored, as he wants to hang with friends from school—that is, if he had any. But because he lives in a proverbial fish bowl (the White House) his best friend soon becomes the security dog Max. When T.J. meets the Russian president’s daughter, Alexandra, “Alex” (Francesca Angelucci Capaldi), they hit it off. He may have found a friend and adventure buddy. When T.J. is almost kidnapped, the two kids realize a plot may be planned to wreck the nuclear arms talks between T.J.’s dad, President Blake Bennett (Lochlyn Munro) and Russian President Bragov (Andrew Kavadas). Filled with adventure and humor, the entire family will enjoy “Max 2: White House Hero.” We are pleased to award it our Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages. After watching this movie, we are sure you will agree—who wouldn’t want to own a dog like Max? And the president’s comment to T.J. is a great message: “We may be the First Family, but we need to be a family first.”

Content Description

Sex: A husband and wife kiss; a young girl briefly kisses a boy.
Language: Crazy Kremlin cowboy-1.
Violence: A masked man in a van stops and attempts to kidnap a boy, but a dog bites his ankle; blood seen on man's sock; a few chases after children by spies, but they wind up just fine; a girl causes a woman spy to have a bloody nose.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: None.
Other: Tension between a father and son; the son is a bit disrespectful but obeys his father afterward, and they later reach an understanding; two kids walk along an outdoors balcony but are okay and do not fall; a boy lies to a cook to get away; tattoo on a woman's ankle; a woman spits; kids are briefly locked in a cabinet and a boy in a freezer but they soon escape; a few characters eat paper notes after reading them.

Info

Company: Warner Home entertainment
Director: Brian Levant
Genre: Family
Runtime: 83 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter