"A Dog's Journey" is a 2019 American family comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso.
The starring cast includes Marg Helgenberger as Hannah Montgomery, Betty Gilpin as Gloria Mitchell, Henry Lau as Trent, Kathryn Prescott as Clarity June "CJ" Montgomery, Dennis Quaid as Ethan Montgomery, Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey, Abby Ryder Fortson as Young CJ, Emma Volk as Toddler CJ, Ian Chen as Young Trent, Jake Manley as Shane and others.
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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).
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Bailey, an old St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd, lives happily with his owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid), the latter's wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger), their 2-year-old granddaughter CJ (Kathryn PreScott) and her mother Gloria (Betty Gilpin). He is very fond of CJ. Gloria is inattentive, hates dogs, has a strained relationship with her late husband Henry's parents and an ambition to be a singer. Gloria's suspicious nature leads her to move out with CJ.
Ethan discovers a tumor in Bailey's stomach, later he holds Bailey lovingly, asking him to take care of CJ before he is euthanized. Bailey is then shown running through a grassy field towards CJ.
Nine years later, Bailey, reincarnated as a beagle named Molly, sees a now 11-year-old CJ with her best friend Trent (Henry Lau) and his parents, who are adopting the former's favorite brother Rocky. Remembering the promise she made to Ethan in her previous life, Molly runs outside to CJ. Living in the suburbs with Gloria, she takes Molly home, hiding her. Gloria eventually discovers this and scolds CJ for getting a dog, but reluctantly allows her to keep Molly after CJ persuades her, as she feels neglected and lonely.
CJ and Molly grow increasingly close over the years, along with Trent and Rocky. Now a teenager, CJ tells Trent she wants to drop out of high school and move to New York City with her deceased father Henry's insurance settlement to become a musician.
CJ begins to date Shane (Jake Manley), who Molly distrusts and tries to protect her from. Attending a party which gets busted by police for underage drinking, CJ is sentenced to community service where Molly learns how to detect cancer. Her grandparents try to pay her and Gloria a visit, bringing a box of Henry's belongings, but still angry and distrustful, Gloria closes the door on them. But Molly and Ethan recognize each other and he reminds her of the promise to protect CJ.
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"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), 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 Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertical Entertainment, WW Entertainment, Highlight Film and Intercontinental Video.
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.
"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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