Movie Review: Hallmark Channel’s “You Lucky Dog”

Herd the kids and pets into the family room, bring the box of dog cookies, kitty cat snacks and pop some popcorn! Its pet lover’s movie review time!

Hallmark Channel’s “You Lucky Dog” is an original film for animal lovers of all ages.


A New York City fashion designer returns home to her family’s farm when her mother suddenly dies.  She discovers a new love and a deeper bond with her family after training a heroic dog.

The movie stars four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin (“Veronica Mars”) as Jim Rayborn, the son of cattle farmer Clay Rayborn, played by Lawrence Dane (“Bride of Chucky”).  The men of the farm are joined by Lisa (Natasha Henstridge), a New York City fashion designer, after the sudden passing of the family matriarch.

Lucky the dog, the true star of the film, is adopted by Lisa from the local animal shelter where her mom used to volunteer.  Lucky was dumped at the shelter after his owner felt he had no future as a herding dog. In true Hallmark fashion, this dog-centric film tugs at your heartstrings.

After working with Lucky, Lisa asks Lucky to help in times of crisis and Lucky selflessly risks his life to herd the hearts and lives of those in need.

We don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but it contains twists and turns with a few surprises.  This is the first film we have seen in a long time that is absolutely appropriate for family viewing, which is a rarity these days.

From the Crew:

Chachala the Chihuahua: “4 paws up and a curly tail wag”

Philomena the Min Pin: “Woofy woo wonderful”

Hallmark Channel’s “You Lucky Dog” is an original movie premiering June 26 at 9 PM ET/PT, 8C.

The Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming with a national audience of over 90 million subscribers.

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