A Dog's Journey is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 released the trailer:
A Dog's Journey - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), an elderly St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd mix, lives happily with his owner Ethan (Quaid) and his wife Hannah (Helgenberger), and their 2-year-old granddaughter Clarity June "CJ" (Emma Volk) and her mother Gloria (Gilpin). Bailey, communicating with the audience via his thoughts, has a fondness for CJ. 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 CJ. 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 CJ, before he is lethally injected. Bailey, now dead, is then seen running through a grassy field towards young CJ. Nine years later, Bailey, who has been reincarnated as a female beaglier 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 (Ian Chen) and his family adopting Rocky. She also sees a young girl with him, who she recognizes is CJ, now 11 years old (Abby Ryder Forston). Molly, remembering the promise she made as Bailey to Ethan, runs outside to CJ. CJ, 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 CJ for getting a dog behind her back, but CJ persuades her mother to let her keep the dog given how neglected she feels, with a reluctant glare, Gloria allows her to adopt Molly.


Marg Helgenberger
Hannah Montgomery, Ethan's wife and CJ's grandmother
Betty Gilpin
Gloria Mitchell, Hannah's daughter-in-law and CJ's neglectful and emotionally abusive mother
Dennis Quaid
Ethan Montgomery, Gloria's father-in-law, Hannah's husband, Bailey's owner and CJ's grandfather
Josh Gad
the voice of Bailey/Molly/Big Dog/Max, Ethan's dog
Kathryn Prescott
Clarity June "CJ" Mitchell, Gloria's daughter, Trent's love interest and Ethan and Hannah's granddaughter
Henry Lau
Trent, CJ's best friend and love interest
Abby Ryder Fortson
Young CJ
Emma Volk
Toddler CJ
Ian Chen
Young Trent
Jake Manley
Shane, a thuggish Mr. Sub employee
Johnny Galecki
Henry Montgomery, Hannah and Ethan's deceased son and Gloria's husband
Daniela Barbosa
Conrad Coates
Big Joe
Arlene Duncan
Kevin Claydon
Victoria Sanchez
Cherissa Richards
Shiong-En Chan
Trent's Mother
Kenneth Liu
Trent's Father
Scott Gibson
Natalia Longley
Angela Narth
Elderly Woman
Reena Shah
Ron Verwymeren
Sarah-Jane Marquez-Hicks
Dr. Deb (as Sarah-Jane Marquez Hicks)
Stefanie Wiens
Nancy Sorel
Ringo's Owner
Alan Castanaga
Man at Elevator


Principal photography began in August 2018.

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 12, 2019 (France) and on June 13, 2019 (Germany) by Universal Studios, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Constantin Film Verleih, Entertainment One, Filmagic Entertainment, Forum Film Slovakia, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Reliance Distribution, Starway Film Distribution, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).

The duration of the film is 109 minutes. The film grossed over $71.7 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


A Dog's Journey got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website: adogsjourneymovie.com

IMDB: A Dog's Journey

Wikipedia: A Dog's Journey (film)

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