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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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Adult Hannah
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Teen Ethan (as KJ Apa)
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Maya
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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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$50,676,365 (USA) (17 February 2017)
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Prior to theatrical release, controversy arose when behind the scenes footage surfaced and appeared to show a distressed dog being forcibly submerged into turbulent pool water during filming. As a result of the leaked footage, the filmmakers chose to cancel the U.S. premiere. However, it was announced (February 4th) by the American Humane Association that the footage was indeed fake. See more »

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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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Please don't boycott this movie.
27 January 2017 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

As a monthly donor to Peta I'm very upset about this boycott request for A Dog's Purpose. I think this film has great potential to enlighten people that are very complacent about animals in general and show how wonderful they can be. To a small child that has never been introduced to animals this may be a turning point, allowing them to witness in this film the companionship, love and loyalty animals provide to humans. Some may never experience this in their lifetime, if not for this movie. Hopefully taking a child from one that kicks the dog and laughs to a child that cherishes the dog and in turn becomes a possible future Peta member. As much as I don't like the video of the trainer putting the dog into the water I think we should be concentrating on going after bad trainers and the state of California that allows these facilities to exist without proper supervision. To boycott an entire film that I believe is actually going to promote compassion and kindness towards animals is important here in the United States, and especially in other countries that treat dogs and other animals as garbage. Don't join this boycott.


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