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A new Netflix film has earned a top score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes after arriving on the streaming service this month.
If there's one thing all films involving dogs have in common, it's that they're emotional.
It doesn't matter if the response is laughter, adoration or downright heartbreak - here's looking at you, Marley and Me - if there is an adorable furry friend involved in the story, the film is going to hit you right in the feels. Throw a real-life inspiration on top of that, and you've got yourself a rollercoaster of emotion.
That is apparently exactly what happened with Netflix's new film Rescued By Ruby, which arrived on 17 March and is based on the story of a real-life Australian shepherd and border collie mix named, you guessed it, Ruby.
Ruby was taken to an animal shelter in Rhode Island after exhibiting behavioural problems as a puppy, and despite five different families giving her a chance at a new home, she was unfortunately returned to the shelter each time.
In 2011, state police Corporal Daniel O’Neil came to the shelter in the hope of finding a search-and-rescue dog and decided to take Ruby to train as a police K-9. She found her place in the force, and in 2017 took part in the search for a teenage boy who got lost for 36 hours while out hiking.
Ruby's work is detailed in Rescued By Ruby, in which the starring role is actually played by another former shelter dog whose life was saved by the film's dog trainers.
Discussing the film with the Associated Press, O'Neill described it as a 'true underdog story'.
“It’s like divine intervention. She was given a chance and she’s been doing everything she can to pay it back. You have this dog that was given up on, and she’s changed so many people’s lives,” he said.
I've just finished watching the movie "Rescued by Ruby" on Netflix, which was a true story and a really really touching story. I've been really moved and cried at the last scene. I highly recommend watching it, particularly to those who love dogs.— yamadataro (@yamadat15043259) March 27, 2022
The film has earned a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent on the Tomatometer as well as a high rating of 90 percent on the Audience Score.
One happy viewer commented: "'Rescued by Ruby' is a great dog film. This one is definitely a tear-jerker. Excellent!"
Another wrote: "I've just finished watching the movie "Rescued by Ruby" on Netflix, which was a true story and a really really touching story. I've been really moved and cried at the last scene. I highly recommend watching it, particularly to those who love dogs."
Rescued By Ruby is available to stream on Netflix now.
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