A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

DVD - 2017
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Over several lifetimes, and with several owners, a dog looks to discover his purpose in life.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Feb 19, 2019

It is a very good movie about dogs and their view toward their life. The main dog character Bailey goes through a few "lives" and finally unites with the original owner. The movie is quite cheerful to me, not a tearjerker as some people said. I love the ending the the movie.

Feb 16, 2019

It does the book justice.

Jan 27, 2019

cute tear-jerker

Dec 29, 2018

This was a tearjerker for me. Wonderful story.

Aug 30, 2018

This movie was a great representation of a dog’s point of view and how they see the world and the things around them. This movie was an emotional movie because it portrayed different stages and lives of a dog and how they get treated by their owner. They’re were a few parts which made my eyes tear up a little but overall it was an amazing movie to watch. I would rate this movie a 5/5 because of their outstanding work and also because of the fact that it had dogs in it. @BirdieBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This fantasy and drama film is quite literally about a dog’s role in everyday life. Over the course of five decades, the same dog is reincarnated time and time again and gets to experience its long lasting impact on various owners throughout it’s lifetimes. I personally don’t like animal themed movies because I feel like it often hinders the writers from actually writing an enjoyable script and story, however, I feel like this movie didn’t fall victim to that too much. I would rate this movie 3/5 stars and recommend it to dog lovers everywhere who don’t mind very simple storylines.
@The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

This was a very heart touching movie. This movie is about a dog who experiences different lives multiple times. It starts off with a puppy who finds a loving owner named Ethan. Ethan names the dog Bailey. Ethan and Bailey spend lots of time with each other and create loving, unforgettable, memories. One day, Ethan gets a scholarship and leaves. Bailey couldn't accept that. With that, he enters a new life. Basically, in every birth, he does something good for the owner. Although he loves most of his owners, he never forgets Ethan. By the end of the movie, it's been years. Bailey is wandering when he suddenly finds Ethan's home. Bailey has a new appearance but Ethan recognizes him due to a loving memory of theirs. They reunite! The ending is great. Something I don't like in this movie is that there isn't much of a unique story. It's pretty much one thing repeating over and over again. The movie could get pretty boring at times. It was a pretty sweet movie but it could have been much better. Apart from that, I would recommend watching this movie at least once -@Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 03, 2018

Such a good movie!

LoganLib_Aavishka Jun 29, 2018

A Dog's Purpose was such a sweet and heart touching movie which tells the tale of a dog and how he views life and its purpose. It was sweet and beautiful and I would watch it again and again. Loved it.

Jun 28, 2018

So, if the dog had lived two weeks in pain and died, would that be divine justice? Of course not. Same for people, right? Purgatory fixes it all up, right? Uhm, wait, what about all the learning that more life experience would provide, including all about love? What if life was fair - only because that's how we would actually learn unconditional love? EG: Fairness provided to you "free" - albeit karma is not always a fun thing but insures perpetual responsibility with no "free lunch"- thereby providing the learning. Uhm... "Purpose" (Oh, just like in the title! ;-) Now see, here's a story that's beautiful and all those wonderful things the reviewers said, and uses the 1st person of a dog to refer back to his previous lifetimes (ok, once it was HER previous lifetime), although at first, he didn't remember much, but the capacity to remember in various ways kept increasing each lifetime. I thought that was very well done. As keeping the tissue handy (and which was practically soaked by movies end). By the way, it was just a very good movie, NO metaphysical hoo-ha needed! :-)

May 25, 2018

Very heartwarming movie. I would highly recommend.

May 21, 2018

Four different dog lives are portrayed by one dog's apparent experience in being reborn. There are some touching moments, and then some that are a bit maudlin.

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