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A Dog's Purpose (2017)

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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Bailey / Buddy / Tino / Ellie (voice)
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Teen Ethan (as KJ Apa)
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A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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Every dog happens for a reason. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,222,810 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$64,304,940 (USA) (5 May 2017)
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Bradley Cooper was originally slated to provide the voice of the titular dog; however, he was ultimately replaced with Josh Gad. See more »

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Ethan's father is seen twisting the cap off what is formally known as an export beer bottle.The year was referenced as 1961 by a shot of Bailey's dog tag. Export beer bottles did not have twist off caps in 1961. See more »

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Bailey: I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
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Written by Chris Plansker (as Christopher Plansker) and Dan Yessian
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please read this review. i actually saw the movie. don't believe TMZ!!!!!!
27 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw an early screening of the movie last week and this was before the TMZ video leaked. Let me just say, this movie is actually amazing. I'm not going to spoil anything but it is honestly one of the best movies I have seen in so long. Literally my only problem is that I felt like it ended to quick. People only gave this movie bad ratings because of the TMZ video. I read through the reviews, no one had actually seen the movie! I saw it and it exceeded my expectations. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I am a dog lover, and animal abuse is terrible and should be stopped but that doesn't take away from the fact that the movie is so good! I plan to buy this movie on Blu-Ray and watch it again in theaters. I think that everyone should see this movie because it honestly is such a great movie that i couldn't get enough of. I want to see it again as soon as possible and I think that if you're going to boycott this movie because of a video from TMZ that's not even genuine, then that's a terrible decision because this movie is great. 9.7 out of 10.


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