A Dog’s Purpose is a 2017 American comedy-drama film based on the 2010 novel by the same name. It follows the multiple lives a dog leads and a dogs purpose in each of these lives, as the title suggests.
Marley and Me really did set the bar for emotional dog films. No film has really even come close to reaching its level, never mind bettering it. Unfortunately, A Dog’s Purpose isn’t quite up to that standard, however it is a highly enjoyable film!
Plot wise there isn’t a whole lot to say which isn’t in the trailer, we see a number of different lives one dog leads ranging from a German Shepherd Police dog to a an ice cream loving Corgi. The story is compelling mind, and it will definitely keep you engrossed throughout.
Lets be honest, A Dog’s Purpose isn’t going to break any box office records anytime soon, however it is a very watchable film which will take you through the motions. And if you are a dog owner yourself, this will definitely make you want to give your dog a huge cuddle when you get home as this film really does show how important dogs are in our lives.
Go and watch, wait for the DVD or avoid altogether? – A Dog’s Purpose definitely isn’t going to be up there as a contender for film of the year but it is a very enjoyable feel good film. If I was you then I would wait for the DVD.