A DOGS WAY HOME movie review is here. Released today in India, the movie directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon, is based on the 2017 book of the same name by Cameron. Starring Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, and Jonah Hauer-King, the movie follows the journey of a dog who travels more than 400 miles to find her owner. Does the movie succeeds in pulling our heartstrings as desired?, Let’s find out in the movie review of A DOG’S WAY HOME.
Immediate reaction when the end credits of A DOG’S WAY HOME rolls
Should have carried an extra tissue with me
The Story of A DOG’S WAY HOME
Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King) rescues a puppy Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) hoping the pup will help his mother (Ashley Judd), a veteran suffering from PTSD. But a cruel neighbor an animal control agent Günter Beckenbauer (Brian Markinson) destroys everything. He manages to label Bella as a pit-bull and as per the laws of Denver, pit bulls are not allowed. Bella is taken 400 miles away from Lucas, to live with the uncle and aunt of his girlfriend Olivia (Alexandra Shipp). However, Bella escapes from there to begin an adventurous journey back home to Lucas.
Bryce Dallas Howard as the voice of Bella and Shelby – the adult dog who plays the grown up version of Bella will make the hearts of canine lovers filled with joy. If you are a dog lover, then you will laugh, cry and feel for Bella. Dogs became a phenomenon on silver screen with THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS, the popular HOMEWARD BOUND took it further. A DOG’S WAY HOME happily joins the league. Based on W. Bruce Cameron book of the same name, remember Cameron is the inspiration behind last year’s A DOG’S PURPOSE along with the director Charles Martin Smith and co writer Cathryn Michon, the makers ensure that the sweet cuteness is maintained. Other noteworthy performances comes from Alexandra Shipp as Olivia, Edward James Olmos as Axel and Wes Studi as Captain Mica.
A DOG’S WAY HOME is sweet endearing for dog lovers but oversimplified, damn predictable and childish for others. Though your humanity will be questioned if you don’t feel the emotions during the last reels, the childishness at places will put you off. The monologue of Bella is childish and the perspective is juvenile. Old peoples are sad, Big Kitten needs a mother etc. A DOG’S WAY HOME is very safe and personal; it’s all about Bella’s reunion, what about the cruel law of Denver that doesn,t allow pit bulls to stay. No one seemed to have bothered about this prime reason that was responsible for Bella’s separation.
A DOG’S WAY HOME is a sweet candy for your canine which is predictably sweet and feel good but not something soothing and soul stirringly deep about the most faithful creature on earth.