it is the 1970s and Yong Gil has immigrated to Japan from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant. He also operates a wife and three daughters. The daughters are a drama unto ... See full summary »
Lasse Hallström "The Hundred-Foot Journey" directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog voiced by Josh Gad as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.
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 on February 4, 2017 by the American Humane Association that the footage was misleadingly edited and no abuse had taken place. See more »
One of the themes is that Bailey is reincarnated into a new life almost right after he's died in the previous life. The issue here is that each time he's reincarnated, multiple years have passed since his prior life. When he's reincarnated it should be instantaneous instead of several years passing. See more »
What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this?
[a litter of puppies]
First, I had no idea what was going on. I... I couldn't see a thing. It was warm. There was my mother. Every day, I had fun. Was having fun the point? The whole point? No, it couldn't be that simple.
And then it was over.
That's it for you.
[put him into his truck]
No more fun. It seemed like such a short life. I mean, what exactly did I do? There was...
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It's a beautiful movie. Watch it if you have ever had a dog!
I prepared myself for this one. I really did. No matter what, I wasn't going to cry. It did take a major mental convincing every time though! But it worked. I didn't cry but I did feel a lump in my throat many times. But I didn't cry even though people were sobbing all around me. I simply focused on the bright side - the dogs! <3 I thought I would leave with a heavy heart but instead, I left with a smile on my face. :) A Dog's Purpose is a beautiful movie. It gets you loving, laughing, crying, and just to the right level, without overdoing it! Don't pay heed to the self proclaimed jury who think they can judge what happened based on an video that was released very timely. I decided to judge the movie based on what it is. And it's simple, beautiful, & true! If anyone has every had a dog, then you should watch it if you ever loved your dog. The ones we rescue, truly rescue us!
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