A Dog's Journey is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso.
Starring Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Kathryn Prescott, Henry Lau, Abby Ryder Fortson, Emma Volk, Ian Chen, Jake Manley and others.
Universal Pictures on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 released the trailer:
A Dog's Journey - Official Trailer (HD).
Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), an elderly St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd mix, lives happily with his owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and his wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger), and their 2-year-old granddaughter Clarity (Kathryn Prescott) June "C.J." (Emma Volk) and her mother Gloria (Betty Gilpin). Bailey, communicating with the audience via his thoughts, has a fondness for C.J. Gloria is shown to be an incompetent mother with a hatred for dogs, a distrust of her dead husband Henry's parents (Hannah and Ethan) and an ambition to have a singing career. Soon thereafter, Ethan discovers a big lump in Bailey's stomach, and a veterinarian's diagnosis is cancer. Gloria's suspicious nature leads her to move out with C.J. Eventually, Bailey's condition worsens and Ethan calls the veterinarian to the barn, where they prepare for euthanasia. Ethan holds Bailey lovingly and tells him to take care of C.J. before he is lethally injected. Bailey, now dead, is then seen running through a grassy field towards young C.J.
Nine years later, Bailey, who has been reincarnated as a female beagle named Molly, is part of a litter of puppies who are adopted out until only Molly and her favorite brother Rocky are left. She sees a young boy named Trent (Henry Lau) and his family adopting Rocky. She also sees a young girl with him, who she recognizes is C.J., now 11 years old (Abby Ryder Forston). Molly, remembering the promise she made as Bailey to Ethan, runs outside to C.J. C.J., now living in a house with Gloria, takes Molly home with her and hides her from her mother. Gloria eventually sees Molly and gets angry at C.J. for getting a dog behind her back, but C.J. persuades her mother to let her keep the dog given how neglected she feels. With a reluctant glare, Gloria allows her to adopt Molly.
Here is the full cast and characters of A Dog's Journey.
The film A Dog's Journey was scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 (United Kingdom), on May 17, 2019 (United States), on June 6, 2019 (Hungary), on June 12, 2019 (France) and on June 13, 2019 (Germany) by Universal Pictures (United States and International), Reliance Entertainment (India), Universal Studios, ACME, Andes Films, Aurum Films, B&H Film Distribution, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CGV Arthouse, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Constantin Film Verleih, Entertainment One, Filmagic Entertainment, Forum Film Slovakia, Hopscotch Entertainment, Hopscotch Films, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Reliance Distribution, Sam Film, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertical Entertainment, WW Entertainment, Highlight Film, Intercontinental Video and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $16 million, the film grossed over $75.6 million.
The film A Dog's Journey is rated with "PG" rating.
A Dog's Journey filming. Principal photography began in August 2018.
A Dog's Journey got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: adogsjourneymovie.com
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