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A DOG’S JOURNEY – Rated PG – 1 hr. 48 mins
Director: Gail Mancuso
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Marg Heigenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott
In this sequel to the 2017 hit “A Dog’s Purpose”, a dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.
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First things first, I’m a dog lover. Always have. Always will be. So if you’re a cat person, then be warned…this article is 100% “Pro-Dog” and I may put down cats from time to time in it too. So sorry, but that’s the way it is. A DOG’S JOURNEY was a welcome surprise for me. I’ve read books where the story follows the dog’s perspective, but I’ve never seen a movie that does – and yes, that does include A DOG’S PURPOSE. For those of you that don’t know, A DOG’S JOURNEY is actually a sequel which is the first reason why I liked this movie. It’s not necessary to see the first film. A DOG’S JOURNEY is a movie that stands on its own and is it’s own story. Yes there are returning characters and yes the dog does talk, but overall the movie is its own animal. Another reason why I really enjoyed this film is that it is highly emotional. A DOG’S JOURNEY does a wonderful job of allowing it’s dog loving audience to connect to both of it’s human and canine characters throughout the movie. Trust me, this movie will bring up emotions you thought you buried way down deep and forgot. One minute you’re crying over the reincarnation of “Boss-dog”, the next minute you’re hit with a scene that strikes up a memory of your grandparents bear hugging you with love till you can’t breathe. A third and final reason I enjoyed this film was I went with my sister to see this one and she is a “dog fanatic”. I love dogs, but she has a connection to them that would make the dog whisperer jealous. If you know someone like this, I highly suggest you see this movie with them because they help you get sucked into A DOG’S JOURNEY even more. Every scene is intensified and more loveable because they help you see and feel the loving unspoken connection between a dog and their owner. Dogs are truly man’s best friend. Cats are just roommates that don’t pay their share of the rent – and I mean that in the nicest way because like I said before…I’m a dog lover. Always have. Always will be. And if you’re like me, then my suggestion is to make sure and watch A DOG’S JOURNEY. Whether you see it in theaters or at home depends on whether or not you care about strangers seeing you cry in public because it’s going to happen. Trust me. LOL. Until next time, thanks for reading