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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. See more »


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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)

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

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$64,304,940 (USA) (5 May 2017)
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The scenes where "Ellie" jumps off the bridge into the water to save the girl and the diner Ethan and Hannah go to after the football game where Ethan's dad is drunk are both filmed in Lockport, Manitoba. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes the dog is watching "Dynasty" in the 80's on an analog TV and noting that the protagonists are fighting. Dogs could not recognize images on analog TVs, as their eyes could recognize the flicker effect that happened with analog images. It wasn't until digital TV came along in the 90's that dogs could recognize images on TV. See more »

Quotes

Bailey: Have fun, obviously. Whenever possible, find someone to save and save them. Lick the ones you love. Don't get all sad-faced about what happened, and scrunchy-faced about what could. Just, be here now. Be. Here. Now.
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A Lot Like Being in Love
Written by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Great Movie!
26 January 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I know, the scandal video made the movie's reputation go down drastically, but this movie is great! The dog wasn't actually harmed at all during filming, so there's nothing to worry about. The movie left me feeling happy. The movie was very enjoyable and I would recommend that you go and see it. The movie was very touching. I hope this movie does well because a lot of time and effort was put into it, and it did pay off, but the video stupid TMZ posted made people come and review this movie based on the scandal, before they had even SEEN the movie.I also recommend that especially dog lovers/animal lovers go see the movie because it's more understandable from an animal lovers/owners point of view.


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