A Dog's Way Home

Release Date: January 11th, 2019

DVD Release Date: April 9th, 2019

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

Cast: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, Wes Studi, Bryce Dallas Howard

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Genres: Drama , Adventure

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bona Film Group, Pariah

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: House, Love, Rescue, Hospital, Charming, Emotional, Quest, Heartwarming, Touching, 2010s, Relationships

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Yolanda MachadoTheWrap

    Putting a dog in crisis might seem like an easy way to create a great story, but in a family film, featuring a helpless canine in constant peril plays as emotionally manipulative and, frankly, slightly traumatizing. A Dog’s Way Home is a joyless jaunt that offers an adorable canine star and not much else. show more

  • 60
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film pretty much packs every canine cliché imaginable into its running time, but one look into the soulful eyes of its four-legged star will melt all but the coldest of hearts. show more

  • 70
    Alan NgFilm Threat

    The best thing I can say about A Dog’s Way Home is that it’s an exceptional film, that you’d find on the Hallmark Channel. Science has yet to count just how many strings the human heart has, but A Dog’s Way Home tries to pull every damn one of them. show more

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