"A Dog's Journey" is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso.
The starring cast includes Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Kathryn Prescott, Henry Lau, Abby Ryder Fortson, Emma Volk, Ian Chen, Jake Manley and others.

Here are "A Dog's Journey" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for A Dog's Journey movie?

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

Plot summary

What is A Dog's Journey movie plot?

Here is a short review of "A Dog's Journey" movie plot summary.

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.


Who plays who in the A Dog's Journey movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "A Dog's Journey" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is A Dog's Journey movie release date?

"A Dog's Journey" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), (United States and International), Reliance Entertainment, (India), Entertainment One, (Foreign Territories), 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, 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 Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertical Entertainment, WW Entertainment, Highlight Film and Intercontinental Video.


What are A Dog's Journey filming details?

The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $16 million, the film grossed over $75.8 million.

"A Dog's Journey" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in August 2018.


What are critics and audiences saying about A Dog's Journey movie?

"A Dog's Journey" movie 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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