Pets are funny little beasts, at least the right ones. For past dog owners such as myself a movie like this, and book for that matter, were just waiting. If you have ever owned a dog and loved it, then this movie and book was made just for you. I must say that the book itself is more heartbreaking than the movie, yet it too ends up in a special place in your heart.
The movie A Dogs Purpose starts out sad, horribly sad, but it takes a couple of minutes for you to actually understand what happened. By then even though the horror may grab you, you are already onto happier times. This is about the soul of one dog over a period of say 60 years. Yes, I know dogs do not live 60 years, but on the other hand, there is always that hope.
There is no trauma associated with this movie like others have posted. I believe again that a lot of reviewers never see the movies they are reviewing and just want to get their cringy excuse of a review out to the public to either build up the movie or stop you from seeing it before it gets a chance. That is why the reviewers on remmymeggs.com must actually see the movie before they review it, that is my assurance to you, whether I agree with the review or not, that you are getting a real review and not some snob mouthing off about what he or she doesn’t know about. Believe me, hundreds of reviews go out every day that are like that.
One example is Star Trek Beyond. I am not a Star Trekkie, so when I saw the first release teasers I COULD have made a review like most others do. Good thing I have some moral obligation to my readers. I would have torn that movie apart without ever seeing it. I did finally see it and loved it. So much for these trash reviewers, beware of what you are reading. Reviewers usually review based on what they want the film or book to be, not what it actually is.
I am not saying you won’t need tissues, however as a dog lover, and all my dogs have died, and being in a wheelchair I cannot have another dog, since I cannot take care of it, I thought for sure this movie would tear my heart out. It did not. Yes there are endearing moments, touching moments and a few horrible moments, but that is what makes a movie or book good. If a movie or book doesn’t make you feel, then it wasn’t worth reading or watching.
I have to give A Dogs Purpose 5 Stars it was worth every minute of my time. The dogs used in the film were fantastic, and the humans in it were great. All parts were played well. If you are a dog lover, please don’t miss this movie.