A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

DVD - 2017
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It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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mr_chocolate
Aug 31, 2017

This is another Disney like film that fails to capture the intelligence of a dog's thinking process. I do not claim to know what a dog thinks, however, i do think that this film fails to do so as well. A Dog's Purpose, really???
The idea that a dog's spirit is reincarnated from one life to another, is not a new concept for me, however, having the dog retain it's former memory is. The major objection i find with this film is the lacking of any real substance of what the dog goes through. It very lightly touches on some neglectful human animals as owners, which missed it's opportunity to do more with this subject. Perhaps it would then make the film too dark for what the director wanted to convey?
This film makes it seem like the dog is only thinking on a very low level of awareness and intelligence, which makes me give this such a low grade.

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telger
Aug 21, 2017

What a great, feel-good movie! I usually read the book first and watch the movie but for this one- I did the opposite as this was recommended by my favorite staff of the SCL mobile in Ardrossan- This one was amazing! A must see for all ages!

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CarolMichael
Aug 14, 2017

Super movie for any dog lovers who often wonder what their dog is thinking.

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samjenks
Aug 10, 2017

watched it twice, cried twice, love movies about hero dogs.

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navy_wolf_412
Aug 05, 2017

*sniff sniff, :(

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BlueHippo
Aug 04, 2017

Good thing it had a happy ending-SPOILER ALERT HERE!-between the dog's repeated deaths and the abuse the dog took in some of it's incarnations, the movie made me pretty sad overall!

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DawnWhite
Jul 09, 2017

Loved this movie, but you'll need a box of kleenex!

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StarGladiator
Jul 05, 2017

THE dog lovers' movie! [Also liked the book, but the movie's ending, I have to agree, was better and more to the liking of sensitive dog lovers.]
My favorite dog was a German Shepherd, but I also loved my Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix, but then there was that wonderful Newfy, and once had an amazing Akita companion . . .

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courtws
Jul 05, 2017

Loved the book. Loved the DVD perhaps even more, despite the controversy over animal treatment during filming. I especially liked the liberties taken to end the movie differently than the book. Every time Bailey switched to a new dog's body I cried just as much as when I read the book. Powerful story beautifully told.

AL_KATI Jul 03, 2017

I'm a dog lover so I had a few ugly cry moments in this. A bit saccharine, though.

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Aug 20, 2017

Elmo17Noodle thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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