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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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$64,014,900 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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Bradley Cooper was originally slated to provide the voice of the titular dog; however, he was ultimately replaced with Josh Gad. See more »

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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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Maze Song
Written by Electra Stuart and Alan Waller
Courtesy of de Wolfe Music USA
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Surprised by the low rating- it was an excellent movie
27 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me state up front that compared to "other movies" this movie is not a 10 but for what I expected it to be -a kid friendly, fun-loving movie that is relatively straightforward- it gets a 10. My 8 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter loved it, and so did I. It was sweet and heartfelt.

I cried each time the dog became another dog, and I don't think I am that sensitive.

In fact, this movie reminds me a bit of look who's talking, in the mind of a baby but in this movie, in the mind of a dog. It may feel realistic for some and not for others but who cares, it is a movie to make you smile and it is definitely not reality.


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