A Dog's Purpose (2017)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama


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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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26 January 2017 | jgtornado12
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| One of the most heartfelt movies I've ever seen
A Dog's Purpose is an awesome movie about a dog's love for their human. The movie literally portrays so many different ways that dogs are treated. A Dog's Purpose did an amazing job at building up raw emotion in a short amount of time. Very similar to the way we felt in Marley and Me. It is an absolute shame that this movie will be swept under the rug by many people because they believe everything they read on the internet. The videos show that "Hercules", the dog in the scene that went viral, was apparently being forced into the water. Hercules was chosen to do this scene because of his affinity to water. He was trained to jump in on the opposite side of the pool to what was shown in the video. After the trainer tried to calm him by letting him test out the water and the dog still was spooked, they stopped attempting the scene from that side. There were multiple people in the water if something happened. There was even a diver constantly under the dog at all times. However, PETA and every news organization does not want to report this because they just hop on a hot topic without any research. I have 7 dogs, 4 are rescues, and I used to work at a veterinary clinic, so I have seen so many cases of abuse and a dog getting wet is not a form of abuse. The movie builds a human's love for their dog, and it really portrays how a dog is truly a man's best friend. If this movie wasn't boycotted, I honestly feel like it could have led to many people adopting dogs from shelters so they can feel the same love that us dog owners have.

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Release Date:

27 January 2017

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, India

Filming Locations

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,222,810 29 January 2017

Gross USA:

$64,508,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,035,819

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