What parents need to know
Parents need to know that A Dog's Journey is a sequel to 2017's A Dog's Purpose, a drama about a dog who lives many lives. Based on the second book in W. Bruce Cameron's series, this movie continues the story of Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), who's reunited with his "boy," Ethan (Dennis Quaid), after many years and adventures. Now, Bailey plays with Ethan's granddaughter CJ. When Ethan asks a dying Bailey to take care of CJ in his next life, Bailey does and is reincarnated as CJ's childhood dog. Over many years (and many dog lifetimes), Bailey does his best to be there for CJ as she struggles with growing up, following her dreams, heartbreak, and finally returning home to her family. The first movie had some swearing, innuendo, and plenty of emotional moments, especially around the death of a pet (even though the dog is always reincarnated). Expect much of the same here.
For kids who love dogs
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