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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)  »

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La razón de estar contigo  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$64,134,655 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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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's father is seen twisting the cap off what is formally known as an export beer bottle.The year was referenced as 1961 by a shot of Bailey's dog tag. Export beer bottles did not have twist off caps in 1961. 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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Carousel of Dreams
Written and Performed by Andrew Oye
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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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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