A Dog's Journey (2019) - Comedy, Drama, Family

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A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Gail Mancuso
Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 19 out of 119 found boring (15.96%)

One-line Reviews (34)

But it's a bit went to some kind of drama, so, I felt it's a little bit boring.

OK, let me start by saying that this is one of the most formulaic and somewhat contrived movies I have ever seen...

He is in a snappy rat dog, a pointless dog!

) This is probably for older children but I worry it is a bit dull and simplistic for pre-teens - there is no way I could have sat through this when I was ten years old.

Surprisingly enjoyable .

While not "bad" or "controversial" as critics and audiences called it, the concept was refreshingly intriguing, it had decent drama and solid acting, especially with Josh Gad.

I would definitely recommend this to filmgoers who love dogs or coming of age movies; just don't forget to have a few tissues stuffed into your trousers before you do.

felt too slow for a movie for an hour and whatever minutes.

Boring, illogical storyline and so predictable...

The film also has a slow pace which is actually not fun for all viewers, because this way a dark emotionally with the comic commentary is also told to you in a slow manner.

The young CJ "Abby Ryder Fortson" bonding with the dog scene actually quite funny, but after she play guitar and transform to her adult life, the film completely bored to freaking death!

If anyone remembers the Lassie films - this series of movies are just as enjoyable and certainly good to watch as a family with children above the age of 6.

We left the theater when the boyfriend started getting violent.

However, there are some moments where the plot is predictable and saccharine.

Left the theater feeling exhilarated .

But sometimes, when you see the same thing over and over, you always get bored.

It's too saccharine and formulaic for adults, too dark and disjointed for children and too boring for teens.

Nice love story, cute dog movie, some tear jerking moments, would have rated higher except he movie included 2 over the top and unfortunately VERY predictable attacks on white males.

But don't let this put you off, even with all its flaws A Dog's Purpose is an enjoyable film and upon leaving it you will feel the same heartwarming feelings you got from the first time round, which is why we all went anyway.

It started great, but it got boring afterwards.

Not as good as the original, yet still enjoyable.

The acting is a bit shaky in places, but for the most part the themes of growing up, trying different things, and seeing the observation and memories of the dog over the years keeps things engaging.


Movement from period to period is abrupt and disjointed.

Cliche drunk mourning mother is horrendously cliche and has an incredibly insensitive statement towards a victim.

It's still a very compelling tear-jerker.

Consequently i found the movie too long, and the story line repetitive.

Enjoyable sequel .

The movie's idea of unconditional love is very cliche for a grown-up to watch.

Strong performances from all of the cast, both canine and human, careful and thoughtful direction, beautiful cinematography, and the story a very compelling view of the human-canine connection in this life.

Yes, I don't mind if the film might include cliches or family friendly things that's 2019 does not need anymore, but I loved and enjoyed it with all my time.

Trite .

The story line and plot is trite and predictable.

Otherwise, we'd get bored.