A Dog’s Purpose
PG 2017 ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ‧ 2 hours A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.
Carol Says: A Dog’s Purpose
We took our granddaughters to see this (ages 17 & 15). Saw many young children in the theater and heard them sobbing in certain parts. Oh, is that what we want to do to our grandkids? It is a “Bambi situation” – sad with happy.
In case you do not know, it is about the reincarnation of the same dog coming back into different looking dog life. So we have the original dog, dies, comes back as another looking dog (but same dog “inside) and so on. Most of the movie is about the dog and original owner and his family life. Then onto the other lives he comes back into, looking like a different dog.
Out of “5”, the grandkids gave it a 3, we gave it a 2 1/2. It did keep our interest and it was funny to hear things from the dogs point of view. It is entertaining. But little kids were sobbing (oh, yeah, me too) on the original death. It’s not a bad movie.