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: 7.4
Director: Gail Mancuso
Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 11 out of 81 found boring (13.58%)

One-line Reviews (20)

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Surprisingly enjoyable .

Boring, illogical storyline and so predictable...

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.

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.

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.

) 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.

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.

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 still a very compelling tear-jerker.

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.

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


We left the theater when the boyfriend started getting violent.

Left the theater feeling exhilarated .