A Dog's Purpose

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  • Trailer for A Dog's Purpose
  • Clip: Maya tries to get Tino to chase a ball

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

Cast

  • Josh Gad
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Peggy Lipton
  • Bryce Gheisar
  • K.J. Apa
  • Juliet Rylance
  • Luke Kirby
  • Gabrielle Rose
  • Michael Bofshever
  • Britt Robertson

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Bradley Cooper was originally slated to provide the voice of the titular dog; however, he was ultimately replaced with Josh Gad.
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Goofs

  • In 1961 or '2, Ethan is shown reading an apparently new issue of Captain America. This series had been out of print since 1953, until it was revived by Marvel Comics in 1964.
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Quotes

    • Bailey: I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
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Verified Review
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Very touching movie

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Franko S
Verified Review
#besstmovieever
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This is the first time I've cried during a movie

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Metacritic

60
Jan 24, 2017

While the human performers are more than adequate, there’s no doubt that the canine stars carry the day. Their utter irresistibility helps a long way in terms of getting past the corny plot machinations of A Dog’s Purpose.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
55
Jan 24, 2017

A Dog’s Purpose offers many of the highlights of human-canine relations at their warmest and most affectionate, but the film chooses to skim on sun-dappled surfaces (Terry Stacey of “Elvis and Nixon” was the cinematographer) and sentimentality (Rachel Portman’s score bombards the heartstrings) when it might have gone deeper

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap