A Dog's Journey

Release Date: May 17th, 2019

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan and Ethan's wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey's adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship, and devotion.

Cast: Josh Gad, Kathryn Prescott, Betty Gilpin, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Abby Ryder Fortson, Henry Lau, Ian Chen

Director: Gail Mancuso

Genres: Comedy drama , Fantasy

Production Co: Walden Media, Alibaba Pictures Group, Pariah

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Moving, Heartwarming, Family, Touching, Emotional, Endearing, Charming, House, Friendship, Quest, Love, 2010s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Don't tell anyone I said this, but the result is not only pleasingly emotionally purgative, but also has some elements worthy of genuine admiration, despite the fact that the third word in the title is one that should now be entirely banished from the English language for its precious, psychobabble connotations. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I enjoyed the film, as many will, in a split-brain way that goes to the essence of fantasy — half-believing what I wanted to be true, embracing the emotional manipulation whenever possible. show more

  • 50
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    A Dog’s Journey is certainly manipulative - humans aren’t safe here either, with a significant cancer side-plot. At times, it even seems obsessed by death. Yet there’s something oddly cathartic about sobbing your way through this film, with its mash-up of Buddhism and All-American values. show more

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