A Dog's Purpose

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family | Running Time:  120 min.
In theatres: January 27, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.63
based on 390 votes and 146 reviews
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Cast: Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall, Josh Gad


A devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) goes on a quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several reincarnations and the many owners to whom he belonged. Along the way, he ponders such existential questions as "Why does food taste better in the trash?" and "What is the meaning of life?"

Going through several names throughout his time, including Toby, Bailey and Buddy, he arrives at the answers to some of his questions via his interactions with the humans he loves, and the lessons about love that he teaches them.

Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Gavin Polone
Screenplay: Cathryn Michon
Official Site: http://adogspurposemovie.com

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  • 5 stars "I loved this movie. Everything about it brought emotion. A great storyline and well acted. I will see this movie again. A real uplifting tear jerker."
  • 5 stars "Great movie! It really makes you realize why dogs and their owners love each other so much. We would do anything for each other!"
  • 2 stars "I cried so many times, it was too much. It was an ok movie but I wouldn't see it again."