A Dog’s Purpose is a heartwarming tale about finding the meaning of life through a dog’s eyes. Bailey (Josh Gad) the dog, is seen progressing through multiple lifetimes, each one different from the last. The viewer gets to experience the cycle of life through Bailey’s multiple deaths and rebirths, sharing many laughs and just as many cries.
During one of Bailey’s many lives he meets a boy named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar), and becomes Ethan’s family dog. The two become inseparable throughout everything that is thrown their way. As Ethan and Bailey grow up their bond only grows stronger.
After decades we find Ethan again, this time he is much older. And just when it seems like hope is lost Bailey bounds back into Ethan’s life, just as a slightly different dog breed in a scruffier body. This film illustrates an almost unfathomable connection between a dog and his owner, one that is irreplaceable and fosters an unforgettable bond that can stand the test of time.
Whether you are a dog lover or not, you might need to bring along the tissues for this film. A Dog’s Purpose will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, but leave you with some peace in realising the meaning of life is sometimes simply life itself.