A Dog’s Purpose movie is on DVD now in stores everywhere!
In the film, a loyal dog (Josh Gad) learns the purpose of his existence through its experience with its many owners. For every owner the dog has, he teaches them to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over five decades (an artistic choice, not religious), the lovable dog develops a strong bond with a boy named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). Ethan grows up and begins to forget the lessons the dog taught all those years ago. Finally, the dog comes back into his life, reminding him of who he is.
The film made a commendable profit at the box office, taking in almost $65 million on a budget of only $22 million. There was a controversy surrounding the treatment of the dogs in the film, with some going so far as to call in animal abuse. However, Dennis Quaid assured the public that no dogs were hurt in the making of the movie.
A Dog’s Purpose is a family friendly film. Plugged In gives it a 4/5 for family friendly content. Besides a couple of misuses of God’s name and some kissing scenes, the movie seems relatively mild.
Starring Peggy Lipton (The Postman), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, The Longest Ride) and Dennis Quaid, A Dog’s Purpose was produced and distributed by Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures.