A Dog's Journey

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Some friendships transcend lifetimes.

Josh Gad and Dennis Quaid return for the sequel to the heartwarming family drama, A Dog's Purpose, based on W. Bruce Cameron's novel.

When Bailey's (voiced by Gad) new playmate CJ (Kathryn Prescott) is taken away by CJ's mother (Betty Gilpin. TV's Glow), Bailey makes an oath to protect her at any cost.

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Kids & Family

109mins

Rating: PG

USA

Hollywood Reporter

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It quietly boosts a message of resilience and self-belief to young girl audiences, advising them that it's always a smarter move to love nice boys and dogs rather than abusive jerks and pet haters.

The Guardian

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Only its restlessness feels novel, tailored as it is to wet-nosed viewers made distractible by hours of scrolling through floof-centric Instagram feeds.

The Times (UK)

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It's preposterous, not half as much fun as last time and, crucially, not at all sad.

Variety (USA)

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A steady stream of corn-syrup sentiment binding what would otherwise amount to a feature-length montage of adorable doggy reaction GIFs.

Los Angeles Times

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It's about halfway through the film when one realises how much deeper Mancuso and team are going with this dog's journey... It's about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.

New York Times

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I suppose it's a genuine achievement that a movie packed with as much delightful canine (and agreeable human) talent as this one should be so insufferable.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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If you're a fan of doggy derring-do or TV family dramas like This is Us, then you'll lap this up.