Family Movie Night: ROCK DOG – Starring J.K. Simmons

Family Movie Night: ROCK DOGLooking for a new flick to watch for family movie night? If so, we’ve got a great one to tell you about today and it stars one of my favorite actors J.K. Simmons (remember him from the Law & Order tv shows?). He’s fab!

From Academy Award®-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon comes the heartwarming and hilarious family film Rock Dog, on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd from Lionsgate. The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2).

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Our Thoughts: For our family movie viewing party we had 4 adults (ages 32 to 68 years of age) and 4 children (ages 20 months to age 15) here at our home. I like to give ages, so that you can better judge if this movie is something your family would enjoy.

One of the things my family enjoyed about this movie is that it’s different! We’re getting tired of the Prince, Princess, Fairytale, Superhero, etc. type’s of movies. We love animated movies, but we’re bored with the same old, same old. This movie knocks it out of the park with being different!

All of the animated characters are adorable and you’ll fall in-love with them from the get-go. The story line starts off strong and is strong through the entire film. From beginning to end you’ll find parts that are hilariously funny and other parts are entertaining with pure animated adventure.

As you know, I never give spoilers to the ending of the movies that I review as that ruins all of the fun. However, I will tell you that this one does end the way that I expected, but what makes it really great is all of the stuff that happens in-between. It’s fun, entertaining and it would make a great addition to your video library. One of the best animated movies that I’ve seen this year!

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Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win Rock Dog Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Good Luck! I think you’re really going to enjoy this one!

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the US ONLY age 18 and over. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering. This giveaway will close on May 30th, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST time. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Disclaimer: Shelly received a complimentary product as featured in this blog post. No monetary compensation was received. Shelly’s thoughts and words are 100% her own unbiased opinion on the company & products being featured today. The Two Classy Chics are not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment. This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through an affiliate link, we may receive a small commission which helps to support this site.


  1. brittany doerfler says:

    We do family movie night every friday night! We love to watch animated movies and we serve pizza, popcorn and soda!

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  5. heather b says:

    We do movie nights at least once a month and everyone picks out their favorite snack to share!

  6. Daniel M says:

    we usually on have time for movie night like once a month, everyones alwasy busy

  7. Karla R. says:

    We try to do it at least once a week and we watch children/family movies with popcorn.

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  9. Julie Lundstrom says:

    We have a family movie night at least once a week if not twice a week.

  10. We host a movie night at least once a week. If the weather is really bad it’ll be twice a week.

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  12. Cynthia R says:

    We usually do some kind of movie night once a week, we normally watch family friendly and some action movies.

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  14. We watch either cartoon movies or comedies. We have them every once in a while.. not as much as I’d like.

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  16. Shelley Joy P says:

    We usually have family movie nights once a week. We enjoy animated movies and family friendly movies. For snacks we sometimes have cheddar popcorn, peanut M & Ms, fruit and taco chips.

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  19. Cathy Jarolin says:

    We have a movie night once in awhile when the younger Grand kids are here. We usually have Pop Corn and ice cream. We always watch children’s Movies.or Family friendly ones..

  20. Julie L says:

    We do movie nights about twice a month and the kids just love getting their sleeping bags and popcorn!

  21. Nannypanpan says:

    We do it about once a month. My son loves ice age and Star Wars, but my daughters are starting to push for princess movies

  22. bill norris says:

    whenever we can we get together for movie nights.

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  25. Renee Walters says:

    We have a family movie night every Friday. We usually watch and animated flick and eat pizza.

  26. We like to have movie night a couple nights of a week. We watch a lot of family movies and eat popcorn.

  27. Kris I. says:

    we love having family movie nights; we usually watch animated movies! and we love to serve pop corn and ice cream!

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  29. Susan Hartman says:

    I don’t host a family night. Sometimes when my grandchildren sleep ove I try to get a movie that they will enjoy. When my husband is not home my daughter & I watch girlie movies!

  30. Patricia says:

    We have a family movie night, usually Friday. We like to watch comedies, dramas, and anything family friendly.

  31. Margot C says:

    We don’t really have family movie night. Truth be told if I have Alysia (aged 7) parked in front of a movie that she likes I have other stuff to do.

  32. We have our grandchildren about once a month for a fun movie that is family friendly. We always have popcorn.

  33. heather says:

    We have family movie night like every few months. I like to show movies with animals in them or cartoon type movies that I know are family friendly. I love to have popcorn, pizza, chips and dips for family movie nights.

  34. Jenny Q. says:

    We have family movie nights often. My kids love it! They like having popcorn with it.

  35. bernie wallace says:

    We try to have a family movie night twice a month. We like to make popcorn when we watch our movies. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.