Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Lasse Hallström "The Hundred-Foot Journey" directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog voiced by Josh Gad as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.
One of the themes is that Bailey is reincarnated into a new life almost right after he's died in the previous life. The issue here is that each time he's reincarnated, multiple years have passed since his prior life. When he's reincarnated it should be instantaneous instead of several years passing. See more »
What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this?
[a litter of puppies]
First, I had no idea what was going on. I... I couldn't see a thing. It was warm. There was my mother. Every day, I had fun. Was having fun the point? The whole point? No, it couldn't be that simple.
And then it was over.
That's it for you.
[put him into his truck]
No more fun. It seemed like such a short life. I mean, what exactly did I do? There was...
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This was a tear jerking, laugh inducing, emotional roller-coaster of a solid family flick.
While it isn't quite Marley & Me, it was as close as you can get. The acting was adequate and the writing may be forgettable but the love between of Man's Best Friend and the many characters in this film is palpable.
I was hesitant to spend money on this film after hearing the negative animal abuse allegations against it, but I found them to be false. Apparently TMZ made it up.
So get ready for love, pain and lots of laughter that makes this a must see for every family! Just be sure to take tissues with you.
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