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

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

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Gail Mancuso
Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 48 found boring (10.41%)

One-line Reviews (12)

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.

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

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

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.


) 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.

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.

Surprisingly enjoyable .

Left the theater feeling exhilarated .

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.

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.