A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Thematic elements and some peril.
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Combined Blu-ray and regular edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (1 hr., 40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
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got2bme4god
May 25, 2018

Very heartwarming movie. I would highly recommend.

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kpelish
May 21, 2018

Four different dog lives are portrayed by one dog's apparent experience in being reborn. There are some touching moments, and then some that are a bit maudlin.

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BrandonBlanchard
Apr 26, 2018

While there are significant differences between the movie and book, they are all perfectly replaced. The book is better, but only because it is several hours longer to read, so it covers more ground, and more in-depth. But what both cover, is very well done. Highly recommended.

Vilka Apr 03, 2018

A dog movie that makes you cry *happy* tears.
The movie version changed and simplified a few things from the book (which I also strongly recommend), including changing the ending a little bit, but it stays true to the heart of the novel. A very sweet and loving story.

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GinaFin
Apr 02, 2018

I am huge dog and animal lover. I checked this out but almost returned it without watching because I read some reviews that said it was a tearjerker in a sad way. I kept putting off, honestly not knowing if I could handle seeing a dog die, even in a pretend situation. I bucked up a few days before it was due back to the library and I'm glad I watched it.

While I do not believe in reincarnation, I did find this entertaining. God certainly had a purpose for creating dogs - to give unconditional love, loyalty, service (police dogs, emotional support, medical support, etc.), comfort AND JOY into our lives. This story was a way to explain those purposes, just look beyond the reincarnation thing.
It was just me and my dog(s) for a number of years so I can totally relate to this movie.
This movie had sad moments but made up for those with happy times.... and without giving a total spoiler - and so you won't be afraid to watch it - it didn't end sad. I took a chance that it would be a happy ending and all the tears shed during this movie were definitely NOT sad.

This has made me think about what my own sweet 7 year old dog thinks when I leave the house, when he's following me, when he is playing with the cat, etc. My boy is very smart and knows words. I can totally appreciate what the dog trainers did to train these "acting" dogs.
Yes, I would recommend this movie. It was worth the time.

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poe_123456789
Mar 24, 2018

cant wait to see this!

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Gwen904
Mar 15, 2018

Before I watched this movie I knew it was going to be sad. Pitifully sad. And it was heartbreakingly tearjerking in a good way :) Even with the whole reincarnation thing… it was still entertaining to watch.

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susancp61
Feb 07, 2018

Very good.
Seen through the dog's eyes.
Josh Gad is the voice of the dog.
He was the Jewish lawyer, in Marshall,
also, a very good movie.

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JackamoJames
Jan 22, 2018

I dont think they knew the audience they were going for...its too traumatic for those under 10 and not quite adult enough...the actor who voices the dog is terrible...barely any emotion and not a strong voice...yes it pulls at the heartstrings ( especially the first passing) and yes tears flow happily at the end but inbetween its just a bit empty...

LoganLib_Ashlee Jan 18, 2018

I felt so many emotions through this film! You laugh, cry and get heart string pulled!

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