A dog’s purpose is an unpredictable, mushier than anticlimactic, and full of small errors film that takes an unexpected twist, but it still features one of the best man-canine drama.

Released in the US, on January 27th, 2017; A dog’s purpose has an unexpectedly poignant story to go with. It’s a heartwarming, emotional and surprising story of a dog’s devotion to man, and the unbreakable bond that exists.

The movie is a mix of adventure, comedy and heartwarming scenes. Showing Bailey (Josh Gad as the voice actor), as a dog who looks to discover his purpose in life over and over, during the course of different lifetime and owners.

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A Dog’s Purpose Movie Cast and Plot

Expected from a bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron (Also the author of 8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter); A dog’s purpose shows the audience an emotional tango of a dog who reincarnates multiple times over the course of five decades, and forms an unbreakable bond along the way with a boy named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar.) With crossroads and difficult decisions cropping up ahead, the canine and his owner part ways; then once again the dog comes back to life (reincarnates) to remind him of his true self. With the incredibly talented actors and actresses; from Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Peggy Lipton, to Dennis Quai; the movie has the right balance of emotions, showing a soulful side of each character.

Some intense moments of when the canine parts with his owner can be heart-wrenching. But it is still worth the emotional wringo, following a reunion of the two characters.

Running a course of 98 minutes, A dog’s purpose shares the emotional and exciting story of a devoted dog. He learns and teaches the value and meaning of existing, through the lives of the humans it lives with. And it is definitely a fresh change from the usual dog-man bond story because it depicts and evokes strong emotions from the audience, throwing a mix of comedy and drama. A dog’s purpose is definitely a soulful, emotional, and heartwarming drama that tugs at your heartstrings, and a must watch for every canine lover out there.

It is rated PG, (suitable for viewing for a wider audience), so Grab your popcorns, and maybe a tissue or two, and travel the whole journey of Bailey.


A dog’s purpose is a 2017 American comedy starring Dennis Quaid as Ethan, Josh Gad as Buddy, Britt Robertson as Hannah and many more talented actors and actresses. It is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and written by W. Bruce Cameron, Audrey Wells, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky. It was originally released in the US on 27th of January, 2017, with a runtime of 98 minutes; and distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

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