A Dog's Journey

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"Some friendships transcend lifetimes."
  • PG
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.4  (28,148)
  • 43

A Dog's Journey is a 2019 American comedy-drama film that follows the journey of a dog, Bailey, as he goes through different reincarnations to keep an eye on his owner's granddaughter, CJ. The movie serves as a sequel to the 2017 film, A Dog's Purpose, with a different screenplay, direction, and actors. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron.

The movie begins with Bailey, a lovable and humorous dog, living with his owner, Ethan and his wife, Hannah, on their Michigan farm. Bailey has a great life, playing with Ethan's granddaughter, CJ, and defending the family from any perceived danger, dust bunnies included.

One day, Ethan's neighbor, Gloria, demands to take Bailey away from Ethan in court. Ethan refuses to allow this, and after a scuffle between Ethan and Gloria, Ethan and Hannah decide to leave their farm and family home behind.

Before Bailey is sent off to live with a new family, Ethan whispered to him that his spirit will move forward and that he will always find CJ no matter what. Bailey is reincarnated multiple times throughout the movie, always finding his way back to CJ.

As Bailey points CJ in the right direction through an unexpected sequence of reincarnations, CJ discovers the beauty and meaning of her own life - teaching her that every day is a gift and that life is a balance of fearlessness, compassion, and respect for all creatures big and small.

The first reincarnation of Bailey is as a girl's dog, Molly, and CJ's playmate. Over the course of his next reincarnation, Bailey becomes a police dog, Max, who helps CJ when she is a teenager. Finally, in his last reincarnation, Bailey becomes a Beagle named Buddy and helps CJ through the toughest moment of her life - guiding her towards true love.

Throughout his many reincarnations, Bailey provides CJ with the unconditional love and support she needs during difficult times. He also teaches CJ valuable life lessons, such as how to forgive others, to love unconditionally, and to never give up.

One of the standout performances of the movie is given by Josh Gad, who voices Bailey in all his incarnations, imbuing the character with a lovable personality that makes him incredibly relatable.

Dennis Quaid, who plays Ethan, continues to be a shining presence in the movie, bringing a warmth and caring spirit to his performance that audiences will love.

The movie is directed by Gail Mancuso, who is known for her work on hit TV shows like Friends and Modern Family. Gail was able to showcase her talent for storytelling in this heartwarming movie, bringing together an emotive and sensitive storyline with lovable characters.

The film is full of rich themes that explore family, loss, love, and personal growth. It also speaks about the loyalty and pure love that animals have for their owners, and their endless willingness to help the people that they care about.

Finally, A Dog's Journey is an emotional journey that's perfect for the whole family. It has all the elements of an engaging story that will keep you hooked to the end. It's an inspiring, heartwarming and uplifting movie that will inspire and move you.

A Dog's Journey is a 2019 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 43.

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