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A Dog's Purpose (2017)

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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Bailey / Buddy / Tino / Ellie (voice)
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Teen Ethan (as KJ Apa)
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Grandpa Bill
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Maya
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Al
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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Every dog happens for a reason.


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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27 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La razón de estar contigo  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,222,810 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$64,134,655 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

During the Corgi segment of the movie, the missing tail was humorous because Welsh Corgis are born with their tail naturally short or missing. Others may have their tails docked between 2-5 days old due to historical tradition or as a measure of conformation to the Breed Standard. See more »

Goofs

Ethan is shown reading captain America which was first published by Marvel comics in 1964 . And later a reference to the Cuban missile crisis which occurred in 1962. See more »

Quotes

Bailey: I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
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Connections

Features The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992) See more »

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Hey! Baby
Written by Bruce Channel and Margaret Cobb
Performed by Bruce Channel
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good family movie, don't believe the lies
27 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

This was a tear jerking, laugh inducing, emotional roller-coaster of a solid family flick.

While it isn't quite Marley & Me, it was as close as you can get. The acting was adequate and the writing may be forgettable but the love between of Man's Best Friend and the many characters in this film is palpable.

I was hesitant to spend money on this film after hearing the negative animal abuse allegations against it, but I found them to be false. Apparently TMZ made it up.

So get ready for love, pain and lots of laughter that makes this a must see for every family! Just be sure to take tissues with you.


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