A Dog’s Purpose Trailer Will Have You Cutting Onions [Video]
If you’ve ever loved a dog, you’ll want to be sure you bring a few boxes (yes, we said, “Boxes,”) of tissues with you when A Dog’s Purpose hits the theaters on January 27, 2017. Heck, even if you’ve never loved a dog (and, poor, poor you, if you haven’t!), you’ll want to bring some anyway because this movie will have you in tears, and that is fact.
Based on the New York Times bestselling book by W.Bruce Cameron, the movie shares the heart and desire of every dog–to truly be man’s best friend.
You’ll fall in love with the original main character, a lovable Golden Retriever named Bailey, as you watch him go through his life with his ‘boy’ Ethan. Not like typical talking dog movies (which, we of course love), that end when the pup dies, this movie just continues as Bailey is reincarnated and lives various lives with various people…teaching them lessons along the way, and learning what love really is. Bailey’s goal in all of his lives is to get his humans, “Licking and Loving,” and in every reincarnation, he does just that.
Watching, you wonder when Bailey’s selflessness as a dog, in all of his lives (which include a go-get-’em K-9 Shepherd and an adorable Labrador Retriever,) will ever pay off for him, or if it even does. While we know there’s no better friend to man than a dog, watching Bailey continually search for his final purpose as he faithfully helps his humans leaves you wanting him to have a final happy ending as well.
And that’s where the tissues will really fly freely.
Because if there’s one thing anyone who has ever had a pet cross the Rainbow Bridge knows… the love and affection of your dog throughout his life will be one of the best gifts you’ll ever receive. As you watch Bailey ‘reunite’ with his boy…you’ll know that your love for your pet is one of his greatest gifts as well.
No, I’m not crying!
(Okay. I’m crying too.)
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