A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

 
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A Dog's Purpose

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A DOG'S PURPOSE
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Plot Summary
A dog is reincarnated through the years and eventually ends up again with the person he loved the most
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NOTE: I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding this film right now. My review has nothing to do with that. I am simply reviewing the movie for what it is. I'll leave the controversy for people much more qualified than myself to address.

As I sat through the screening for this film several thoughts went through my head. They were thoughts like:

1. I would NEVER take my young daughters to see this movie, it would take therapy for them to recover from the trauma.
2. Did the writers even bother with an edit or did they just slap together a first draft and call it a day?
3. *Watching a man walk out of the theater about 30 minutes into the film* Oh, how I wish I was him right now.
4. Wait, that movie was only 90-something minutes long? No way, that felt like at least 2 1/2 hours.
5. When did Dennis Quaid and Harrison Ford become the same person?
6. Oh, what I would give for Randy Quaid to show up and shoot an alien.
7. Why is Britt Robertson such a good actor, but she is always in terrible films? She needs a new agent.
8. I need new shoes. (This was about the time I mentally checked out for several minutes just to save my sanity).

I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I think it is important for parents to know that you may want to see this movie before taking your children. In the first minute it is insinuated that a puppy dies, and in the first three minutes a dog is seen suffering greatly while suffocating in a hot car. I know my young daughters would be scarred if they saw that.

Aside from that, the plot is slow and boring. It's a PG film so there is no real conflict that plays out to keep adults interested. It also feels disjointed. It's almost four different movies in one that are thinly tied together by the voice of Josh Gad.

This is one of those movies that has no audience. It's too much for kids and not enough for adults, and teens aren't going to see it.

One thing we did learn from this movie is that it is not a dog's purpose to make a good film.

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Effects or Cinematography 
 
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Plot 
 
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Redwine's Review

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NOTE: I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding this film right now. My review has nothing to do with that. I am simply reviewing the movie for what it is. I'll leave the controversy for people much more qualified than myself to address.

As I sat through the screening for this film several thoughts went through my head. They were thoughts like:

1. I would NEVER take my young daughters to see this movie, it would take therapy for them to recover from the trauma.
2. Did the writers even bother with an edit or did they just slap together a first draft and call it a day?
3. *Watching a man walk out of the theater about 30 minutes into the film* Oh, how I wish I was him right now.
4. Wait, that movie was only 90-something minutes long? No way, that felt like at least 2 1/2 hours.
5. When did Dennis Quaid and Harrison Ford become the same person?
6. Oh, what I would give for Randy Quaid to show up and shoot an alien.
7. Why is Britt Robertson such a good actor, but she is always in terrible films? She needs a new agent.
8. I need new shoes. (This was about the time I mentally checked out for several minutes just to save my sanity).

I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I think it is important for parents to know that you may want to see this movie before taking your children. In the first minute it is insinuated that a puppy dies, and in the first three minutes a dog is seen suffering greatly while suffocating in a hot car. I know my young daughters would be scarred if they saw that.

Aside from that, the plot is slow and boring. It's a PG film so there is no real conflict that plays out to keep adults interested. It also feels disjointed. It's almost four different movies in one that are thinly tied together by the voice of Josh Gad.

This is one of those movies that has no audience. It's too much for kids and not enough for adults, and teens aren't going to see it.

One thing we did learn from this movie is that it is not a dog's purpose to make a good film.
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