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: 21 out of 164 found boring (12.8%)

One-line Reviews (43)

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.

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

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.

Movement from period to period is abrupt and disjointed.

The story line and plot is trite and predictable.

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

) 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.

Boring, illogical storyline and so predictable...

Beautiful moviebeautiful lifebeautiful dogvery entertaining indeed

Enjoyable sequel .

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

Left the theater feeling exhilarated .

Surprisingly enjoyable .

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.

We left the theater when the boyfriend started getting violent.

Otherwise, we'd get bored.

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.

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.

Trite .

Although the movie is predictable and has a lot of 2D plot, it's a great film with an ending is so sentimental , enjoyable & so sad.

It's still a very compelling tear-jerker.

This is a great dog movie , and even more enjoyable if you watched the first one.

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!

Not as good as the original, yet still enjoyable.

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

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

The story gets a tad predictable here and there, but overall, this was an enjoyable, feel-good movie sprinkled with a little bit of comedy.

Slow and slightly annoying start but you get into it about 20 min in and it just keeps getting better, you keep looking for the treads between the lifetimes and will route for all the characters.. yes it seems a bit silly but you get immersed in the story, very enjoyable film for all ...

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

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.

It's a great movie full stop/ period (for American readers) but if you need a good cry I highly recommend it

The story line was beautiful even though the ending was unexpected .

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.

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

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.

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

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

This time centering around Ethan's step daughter CJ, played largely by a rather bland Kathryn Prescott, Journey never even comes close to engaging its audience into the people drama that goes on around Bailey, which is a shame, as all the 4 legged action is enjoyable in a completely artificial way.

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

It is a beautiful and well acted coming of age story.


It started great, but it got boring afterwards.