A Dog's Purpose (2017)

A Dog's Purpose (2017)

  • 7.1
  • 1h 40min
  • Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • 2017-01-27 (USA)


Lasse Hallström "The Hundred-Foot Journey" directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog voiced by Josh Gad as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.

Short Review

This remains a textbook example of what the website Snopes.com refers to as "glurge" -- the kind of gooey uplift associated with the novels of Nicholas Sparks and their film adaptations.