A Dog's Way Home
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A dog braves all odds to travel hundreds of miles home after being separated from her family.More Details »
The puppy Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) seems to have a great life. She’s got an attentive owner (Jonah Hauer-King) who is in a good relationship with a young woman (Alexandra Shipp) and has a stable relationship with his mom (Ashley Judd). Bella has a whole family, and she’s happy.
But when an impulsive moment separates Bella from her family, she begins a journey that will take her hundreds of miles from home. Rather than accept her new fate, Bella faces the incredible journey home, making friends and avoiding danger as she sniffs out the path back to her owner.
This movie sort of gave me “A Dog’s Purpose” kind of vibe but when I watched the film, I fell in love with the main character. The film title speaks for itself and I recommend it for children 11 and under because I don’t think you’d find it as interesting, unless you’re an animal-loving, vegan like myself! Other than that the film made me pretty emotional, and the cast was adorable!
the homosexuality in the movie was completely unnecessary. from the rainbow collar on the dog and the camera focusing on the men's wedding bands, it wasn't needed at all in a kid's movie
This may all sound too shameless and syrupy, but to its credit, A Dog’s Way Home scratches the surface of something I, as a pit bull obsessive, have never seen a “dog movie” do.
The film pretty much packs every canine cliché imaginable into its running time, but one look into the soulful eyes of its four-legged star will melt all but the coldest of hearts.
Putting a dog in crisis might seem like an easy way to create a great story, but in a family film, featuring a helpless canine in constant peril plays as emotionally manipulative and, frankly, slightly traumatizing. A Dog’s Way Home is a joyless jaunt that offers an adorable canine star and not much else.