A Dog’s Journey movie review : Sentimental saga of love, trust and hope

The wonders of loyalty/trust and the magic of compassion is what director Gail Mancuso and writer W. Bruce Cameron remind us in A DOG'S JOURNEY

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A DOG’S JOURNEY movie review is here. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Cameron, and a sequel to the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose. The American comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso and written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes, and Wally Wolodarsky stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, and Henry Lau. In the beginning of the month we had A DOG’S WAY HOME – a journey of 400 miles by a Canine to find her owner. A DOG’S JOURNEY is a continuation of ‘Purpose’. Let’s find out whether the movie hits the right notes in A Dog’s Journey movie review

Immediate reaction when the end credits starts rolling
Spiritually speaking, if human beings get reborn in the same pace as Bailey does to return to their beloved masters will the world be same?!. No, what ‘Dog’ human beings best friend can do, a human can’t even dream.

The Story of A DOG’S JOURNEY
Josh Gad returns as the voice of Bailey who is having the time of his life with Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). A new member is giving the Ethan’s household a cute company Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ (Emma Volk). Anyhow, CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), wants CJ by her side.

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Bailey finds a purpose and pledges to find CJ and protect her at any cost. And Bailey takes new avatars as on average a dog’s life last for about 10 years irrespective of breed and size, Bailey takes rebirth as Molly, Big Dog, Max Toby as CJ grows up (Kathryn Prescott) with her best friend Trent (Henry Lau) and the audience experiences a roller coster ride of emotions.

Major Highlights
The wonders of loyalty/trust and the magic of compassion is what director Gail Mancuso and writer W. Bruce Cameron remind us in A DOG’S JOURNEY. More heartwarming and spiritual in comparison to A DOG’S WAY HOME, the movie has the power to move those who don,t keep pets. Josh Gad voiceover to Bailey and his reincarnations in different breeds Molly – the beagle Spaniel Mix, Big Dog – English mastiff, and Max – a terrier, is class. Kathryn Prescott as CJ and Henry Lau as her best friend provide endearing support. Dennis Quaid as Ethan and Marg Helgenberger as his wife Hannah are those loving grandparents we all desire.

Flaws
The sequel to the 2017 A DOG’S PURPOSE continues, it will remain cute till the infinity for dog lovers around the globe but those who care but don,t keep them as pets and others in general may find this uninterrupted serving of extra caramel pop corn with syrupy sentiments, a montage of cute dogs after a while.

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Final Verdict
A DOG’S JOURNEY is sentimental without doubt and the makers know it that their syrupy lick to dog lovers will continue and with Josh Gad ready to give his marvelous voiceover and veterans like Gail Mancuso achieving the desired feat ensuring that the emotions have a cross over effect; Dogs like Bailey will find their purpose from time to time.

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