I just finished A Dog's Purpose. If you have a dog or any kind of pet this movie will move you to tears guaranteed. Every animal has a purpose, and a soul. They have a heart and they can love. The story of one dog and his many lives (well sometimes he's a she and he's not sure what to think of that) is heroic, touching, amazing, and beautiful. There were a great many issues with this movie however at the heart of it all they have given us a story for all ages that can be enjoyed alone or as a family.
**spoiler alert here*** I liked that they featured a police dog as one of the lives the dog lives. So many people do not truly understand how hard their jobs are or how heroic these creatures truly are, or how truly special they are and loved both on and off patrol. (ok down off the soapbox)
The writing and the characters in this movie were so well played and well written with incredible depth. All of them have different spirits, some loving, some....well not so much. It also brings to light animal neglect and abuse as a part of the movie. All in all it carried a great message and I truly loved this film and I will definitely be reading the book.
I think there will be many dogs named Bailey Bailey Bailey Bailey in the coming years *grins*