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A Dogs Journey Dennis Quaid and Dogs?!? Sure Why Not Grade: C

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A Dogs Journey is a sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose. Bailey the dog (Josh Gad), whom becomes a whole new dog after death, has been given a new purpose by his owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid). Ethan wants Bailey to take care of his grand daughter, make sure she’s always protected. Witness Bailey the dog, turned into many different dogs, crossing paths with Ethan’s grand daughter within each new life Bailey the dog is in. As one whom thought the first was just alright, I can say the same for this sequel, although the first one was better. This film feels like a TV movie, doesn’t do anything spectacular cinematography wise, acting, story telling, but just fine enough to be presentable on television. A Dog’s Purpose to me had a better story, it was more interesting. The concept of the film was interesting, but also I like the whole idea of seeing Bailey’s encounter a brand new owner each time after he dies, showing their own struggles and triumphs. In this film we are told one story, all eyes are on Ethan’s grand daughter and honestly... I didn’t care too much for it. It felt like your typical TV movie plot, that would be shown on ABC Family, nothing wrong with that it just doesn’t feel as this film belongs on the big screen. Not to mention majority of the acting was bad, not including Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Marg Helgenberger, and Betty Gilpin. The film offers some bad dialogue, including a girlfriend character, asking her boyfriend if he needs to go to the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.... I get this woman is a jerk, but no moron would asked this. I like when this film showed us that dogs can sniff out cancer, I didn’t know dogs were able to do that, so those scenes were nice. I felt the way the film ended was pretty cute, made me feel some type of emotion, considering Bailey and Ethan’s relationship with each other was strong. There’s really not much to talk about regarding this film, I mean some things are done just fine and other things are done poorly, just felt like a movie that should’ve been tossed on TV. Overall, A Dogs Journey was alright. I’d say wait till rental, just a film you can watch on a rainy day inside is all. Shouts out Dennis Quaid once again, for coming out and perform twice during summer movie season, it has been a jolly start for summer movie season I do say so myself, Dennis Quaid mania for life. -Mitch Smietana

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