Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, John Ortiz, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton and Pooch Hall.
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What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this? And why does food taste so much better in the trash? This was me. And then this was me. Then I came back as this little guy. A lot of lives for one dog to live, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning.
For me, it all began with a boy. His name was Ethan.
Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey.
My name was Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey.
Come on, Bailey, do it.
What does he want from me?
Get it out. Get it out.
Whenever life got Ethan down, I knew exactly what to do.
We played with that ball all afternoon. Ethan loved it. Sometimes he just needed a little nudge.
Sorry! That was the dog, it wasn't me.
OK, well maybe you should teach your dog some manners.
We spent every day together. Are they fighting over food? No, nothing in there. As the years went by, I could tell my time with Ethan was coming to an end.
Good boy, Bailey. Gonna miss you.
And then, it happened. I was back! I didn't have a...I'm a girl?!
Good girl, good girl!
I had a new purpose. I was needed again. And again. And again.
With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
Hmm, have we met before?
Where did you find that? OK, ready? Go!
I tried to make sense out of all the things I'd seen. Was there a point to this journey of mine? And how did bacon fit in? If I can get you licking and loving, I have my purpose.
Ethan, why do you always have this dog with you? It's like a girlfriend replacement or something?
The dog's laughing at you.
Dogs don't laugh.
(Lyrics) I'm a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take
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