A Dog’s Purpose

In a sentence: A loosely connected series of romance and drama vignettes.

A reincarnating dog voiced by Josh Gad lives through multiple different lives constantly questioning his purpose. For such an existential dog, the actual movie is pretty pointless. We are given a series of vignettes into different peoples live through the eyes of the dog ranging from young romance (with Britt Robertson playing another perfect girlfriend, but slightly less adventurous than in The Space Between Us), the police (via the K9 unit), another romance and sad hillbilly neglect.

So what’s the point? I don’t know. Maybe to sell dogs? I admit that it made me think about it. Really it just seems to be an excuse to tell a few different stories at once. There’s nothing groundbreaking here, it’s all pretty standard drama romance type stuff. The real mystery was the police life which seemed a little out of place. Not awful, but an odd distraction.

If you like dogs and cheesy romantic drama you’d probably like this. Comparatively though it’s below average overall.




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