A Dog's Way Home

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Family
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: January 11, 2019
DVD: April 9, 2019
Blu-ray: April 9, 2019
Digital: March 26, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.73
based on 144 votes and 53 reviews
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Cast: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Bryce Dallas Howard


When aspiring medical student Lucas Ray (Jonah Hauer-King) finds a stray puppy, he immediately falls in love with her. He brings her home to the house where he lives with his mother (Ashley Judd). His mother also quickly falls in love with the puppy, whom Lucas names Bella (voice of Bryce Dallas Howard).

As she grows bigger, Bella and Lucas form the closest of bonds. But when an animal control officer tells Lucas that because Bella is a pit bull, she’s not legally allowed to be in Denver, Lucas temporarily sends Bella to live with his girlfriend’s family 400 miles away. Bella misses Lucas so much that she runs away. She sets off across the dangerous Colorado wilderness to return home.

Based on the book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron and adapted into a screenplay by Cameron and his wife, Cathryn Michon.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Gavin Polone
Screenplay: W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon
Official Site: ADogsWayHome.movie

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  • 5 stars "Don't listen to the other review's this is a good movie for families!"
  • 1 star "I thought I was taking my family to a G rated family movie about a dog. Leave it to the Hollywood elitist to show a homosexual couple with a picture next to the bed of the 2 guys hugging each other. Leave your sick perversions out of movies or we will stop coming. Almost beyond belief. Kinda glad this movie bombed at the box office."
  • 5 stars "They used stuffed animals for the mt. lion and wolves. A little kid wouldn't notice. Otherwise a great movie."