A Dog's Purpose

Every dog happens for a reason.


A Dog's Purpose
Based on a bestselling novel, we follow the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who is reincarnated over and over, leading him to find the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

100 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence).
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy.

Showtimes

You loves you, pretty baby?...
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Credits

Cast
Voice of Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Bryce Gheisar, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Gabrielle Rose
Director
Lasse Hallström
ScreenplayW. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Audrey Wells, Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky, from the novel by W. Bruce Cameron
MusicRachel Portman
CinematographyTerry Stacey
EditingRobert Leighton
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2107
Produced byAmblin Entertainment, Original Pictures, Pariah Entertainment Group, Pariah, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFamily
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic. Odd - Ed.)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic elements and some peril
Runtime100
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconDog movie with a harmless philosophical bite.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile A Dog’s Purpose might give dog owners some relief that their beloved pooches get to live on as other dogs in other’s lives, the body count in the film was a bit too much for me.
8
Metacritic.com
29 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
85 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon A Dog’s Purpose offers an awkward blend of sugary sentiment and canine suffering that tugs at animal-loving audiences’ heartstrings with shameless abandon.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconTearjerker is sweet, poignant, and occasionally violent.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
45 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
15319 users
15
Internet
11301 Netizens quote iconGreat Movie!
9

Average .. 46%

9

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