One of the most heartfelt movies I've ever seen (by jgtornado12)
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 <more>
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.
Don't believe these people that were paid off or have an agenda regarding the success or failure of this movie. TMZ and others are scum for doctoring the footage.Go see it. The rescue animals deserve their recognition. Perhaps the dog was not used to the generated waves created by the machine. He probably enjoys swimming and jumping in pools of water. The handlers may have not been patient enough or understanding what the director was trying to accomplish. I'm certain that if you saw the tape of the dog after the scene was filmed, he was thrilled to be participating in the water <more>
scene. Did you happen to watch Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp where there tossed the dog into a man-made river where the dog was doing everything it could to keep its head above water.
I know, the scandal video made the movie's reputation go down drastically, but this movie is great! The dog wasn't actually harmed at all during filming, so there's nothing to worry about. The movie left me feeling happy. The movie was very enjoyable and I would recommend that you go and see it. The movie was very touching. I hope this movie does well because a lot of time and effort was put into it, and it did pay off, but the video stupid TMZ posted made people come and review this movie based on the scandal, before they had even SEEN the movie.I also recommend that especially <more>
dog lovers/animal lovers go see the movie because it's more understandable from an animal lovers/owners point of view.
Seriously, good movie underrated by mass-brainwashed people (by psychoalexander)
Those who just buy whatever celebrities tell you and call yourselves intelligent people who care about social affair, justice, human and animal rights, keep telling yourselves how great you are and keep sucking on TMZ or whatever it was that brainwashed you so hard.I never believed in mass brainwash and I come from a communist country. It is you people who gave me a hard lesson and now I do believe in it: people can just be dumb enough to believe whatever the media tell them and won't dig into the facts to objectively see things. Grow up? How old are you guys?Again, very good movie and <more>
worth every penny to see. I wasn't gonna give it a 10 star rating but just to counterbalance the brainwashed low ratings, I just had to give it a 10 star and won't change it until this movie's rating get back on track.
Being a "not dog" person, I wasn't sure I even wanted to watch this movie. But about 5 minutes in I was hooked. The writing and dialog kept the theater laughing. Peeking into the mind of a dog was just wonderfully done...fun, not too serious, adorable. Haven't we all wondered what our pet is thinking? And haven't we all wondered what the purpose of our lives really is? Bailey tries to answer this question with each life he lives. It's done beautifully with the end message being "Play", "Find someone who needs help and save them", "love". <more>
With the hatred spewing everywhere in the country right now, it was a much needed reminder that when it all comes down to it, we need to laugh, love, help one another. Watching Bailey die, each time, brought tears to our eyes. But watching him reborn and still searching for that answer gave us hope. The theater actually cheered at the end when Ethan figured it all out. Bailey's purpose was to PLAY and show others how to play and laugh, SAVE and protect those that loved him and who needed loving without even knowing it, LOVE unconditionally his person. Help him find his happiness...and throw in a dog-horse for good measure.
I heard that this movie was being filmed a long time ago but wondered why I never saw it promoted. My wife and I went last night at the invitation of friends and all four of us absolutely loved it. If you truly love dogs and know how much they truly love you if you give them the chance , you will love this movie. It is all about the unconditional love a dog has for his/her family one person or many . After you see this movie PETA folks should really go see it before they pick up their signs again you will begin to know why Dog is GOD spelled backwards. We gave our four Samoyeds, a Border <more>
Collie and an aging Golden Retriever a special hug when they greeted us at the door when we got home last night. Take the whole family and bring along some Kleenex.
It's a beautiful movie. Watch it if you have ever had a dog! (by niharika254)
I prepared myself for this one. I really did. No matter what, I wasn't going to cry. It did take a major mental convincing every time though! But it worked. I didn't cry but I did feel a lump in my throat many times. But I didn't cry even though people were sobbing all around me. I simply focused on the bright side - the dogs! <3 I thought I would leave with a heavy heart but instead, I left with a smile on my face. : A Dog's Purpose is a beautiful movie. It gets you loving, laughing, crying, and just to the right level, without overdoing it! Don't pay heed to the self <more>
proclaimed jury who think they can judge what happened based on an video that was released very timely. I decided to judge the movie based on what it is. And it's simple, beautiful, & true! If anyone has every had a dog, then you should watch it if you ever loved your dog. The ones we rescue, truly rescue us!
Ignore PETA and their smear campaign. This is a wonderful film for the entire family (by michaelbuday-65018)
This is a wonderful, heartwarming film about a dog that lives several lives with different families via reincarnation. Oh yes, and the dog is the narrator too. A little hokey? Yes. A perfect film? No. Does it satisfy the needs for parents wanting to take their kids to a film that celebrates how awesome dogs are? YES.Will dog loving audiences enjoy this film, absolutely. Given all the bad press and reviews of this film, I was expecting the theatre to be empty, but it was packed. Further, everyone applauded at the end. And it deserved that because it was fun and brought smiles and tears aplenty.
Enjoyable with an inaccurate rating. (by cinemacookie-08671)
Not the best movie I've seen but it was surprisingly good. Animal lovers will really like it. Ignore the idiots who spammed this with 1 stars. People overreacted after reading an article with a malicious narrative. Those people are morons and have tainted the rating of a rather likable film.