A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

DVD - 2017
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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Publisher: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Moore Park, NSW : [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD DOGS
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (121 minutes)

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LoganLib_Aavishka Jun 29, 2018

A Dog's Purpose was such a sweet and heart touching movie which tells the tale of a dog and how he views life and its purpose. It was sweet and beautiful and I would watch it again and again. Loved it.

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LoganLib_Ashlee Jan 18, 2018

I felt so many emotions through this film! You laugh, cry and get heart string pulled!


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LoganLib_Aavishka Jun 29, 2018

A Dog's Purpose was such a sweet and heart touching movie which tells the tale of a dog and how he views life and its purpose. It was sweet and beautiful and I would watch it again and again. Loved it.

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chaliser
Jun 28, 2018

So, if the dog had lived two weeks in pain and died, would that be divine justice? Of course not. Same for people, right? Purgatory fixes it all up, right? Uhm, wait, what about all the learning that more life experience would provide, including all about love? What if life was fair - only because that's how we would actually learn unconditional love? EG: Fairness provided to you "free" - albeit karma is not always a fun thing but insures perpetual responsibility with no "free lunch"- thereby providing the learning. Uhm... "Purpose" (Oh, just like in the title! ;-) Now see, here's a story that's beautiful and all those wonderful things the reviewers said, and uses the 1st person of a dog to refer back to his previous lifetimes (ok, once it was HER previous lifetime), although at first, he didn't remember much, but the capacity to remember in various ways kept increasing each lifetime. I thought that was very well done. As keeping the tissue handy (and which was practically soaked by movies end). By the way, it was just a very good movie, NO metaphysical hoo-ha needed! :-)

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got2bme4god
May 25, 2018

Very heartwarming movie. I would highly recommend.

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kpelish
May 21, 2018

Four different dog lives are portrayed by one dog's apparent experience in being reborn. There are some touching moments, and then some that are a bit maudlin.

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BrandonBlanchard
Apr 26, 2018

While there are significant differences between the movie and book, they are all perfectly replaced. The book is better, but only because it is several hours longer to read, so it covers more ground, and more in-depth. But what both cover, is very well done. Highly recommended.

Vilka Apr 03, 2018

A dog movie that makes you cry *happy* tears.
The movie version changed and simplified a few things from the book (which I also strongly recommend), including changing the ending a little bit, but it stays true to the heart of the novel. A very sweet and loving story.

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GinaFin
Apr 02, 2018

I am huge dog and animal lover. I checked this out but almost returned it without watching because I read some reviews that said it was a tearjerker in a sad way. I kept putting off, honestly not knowing if I could handle seeing a dog die, even in a pretend situation. I bucked up a few days before it was due back to the library and I'm glad I watched it.

While I do not believe in reincarnation, I did find this entertaining. God certainly had a purpose for creating dogs - to give unconditional love, loyalty, service (police dogs, emotional support, medical support, etc.), comfort AND JOY into our lives. This story was a way to explain those purposes, just look beyond the reincarnation thing.
It was just me and my dog(s) for a number of years so I can totally relate to this movie.
This movie had sad moments but made up for those with happy times.... and without giving a total spoiler - and so you won't be afraid to watch it - it didn't end sad. I took a chance that it would be a happy ending and all the tears shed during this movie were definitely NOT sad.

This has made me think about what my own sweet 7 year old dog thinks when I leave the house, when he's following me, when he is playing with the cat, etc. My boy is very smart and knows words. I can totally appreciate what the dog trainers did to train these "acting" dogs.
Yes, I would recommend this movie. It was worth the time.

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poe_123456789
Mar 24, 2018

cant wait to see this!

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Gwen904
Mar 15, 2018

Before I watched this movie I knew it was going to be sad. Pitifully sad. And it was heartbreakingly tearjerking in a good way :) Even with the whole reincarnation thing… it was still entertaining to watch.

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susancp61
Feb 07, 2018

Very good.
Seen through the dog's eyes.
Josh Gad is the voice of the dog.
He was the Jewish lawyer, in Marshall,
also, a very good movie.

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