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Videos & Photos

  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Ashley Judd
  • Jonah Hauer-King
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Chris Bauer
  • Barry Watson
  • Motell Gyn Foster
  • Wes Studi
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
  • John Cassini

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Bryce Dallas Howard is set to star as the voice of the dog Bella in the movie
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Goofs

  • When Bella is first taken to the VA Hospital and is hidden in a storeroom, and she barks, Lucas enters, then Olivia. Neither closes the door. It is closed when Teo knocks.
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Quotes

    • Bella: I knew now that my journey was much longer than I'd ever imagined.
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Verified Review
#predictable

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

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Shea D
Verified Review
#adorable

One of the best and sweetest movies I'd seen in a while.

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Cindy B

Metacritic

70
Feb 16, 2019

The best thing I can say about A Dog’s Way Home is that it’s an exceptional film, that you’d find on the Hallmark Channel. Science has yet to count just how many strings the human heart has, but A Dog’s Way Home tries to pull every damn one of them.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat
60
Jan 10, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
38
Jan 10, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Yolanda Machado
Yolanda Machado
TheWrap