Starring: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Pooch Hall
Comedy-drama directed by Lasse Hallström which follows the story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Dog: [voice over] What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this? And why does food taste so much better in the trash?
[we see different breeds of dog]
Dog: [voice over] This was me, and then this was me, then I came back as this little guy. A lot of lives for one dog to live, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning. For me it all began with a boy, his name was Ethan.
[we see Ethan playing with his dog as he repeats his name]
Ethan: Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey.
Dog: [voice over] My name was Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey.
[after Bailey swallows a coin]
Ethan: Come on, Bailey, do it.
Dog: [voice over] What does he want from me?
Ethan: Get it out. Get it out.
Dog: [voice over] Whenever life got Ethan down I knew exactly what to do.
[Bailey brings a ball to Ethan to play with]
Dog: [voice over] I’m ready.
Ethan: Go Bailey!
[Ethan throws the ball and Bailey runs after it]
Dog: [voice over] We played with that ball all afternoon. Ethan loved it.
Friend #1: Ethan, why do you always have this dog with you? Is he like a girlfriend replacement or something?
[Bailey nudges the boy’s leg and he falls]
Friend #2: The dog’s laughing at you.
Friend #1: Dog’s don’t laugh.
Dog: [voice over] That’s funny.
[Ethan watches Hannah, a girl he likes]
Dog: [voice over] Sometimes he just needed a little nudge.
[Bailey runs over to Hannah and puts his nose under her skirt]
Ethan: Sorry! That was the dog, that wasn’t me.
Hannah: [smiling] Maybe you should teach your dog some manners.
[referring to Ethan]
Dog: [voice over] We spent everyday together.
[as he watches Ethan and Hannah kiss]
Dog: [voice over] Where they fighting over food?
[he goes over and starts licking Hannah’s face]
Dog: [voice over] No, nothing in there.
Dog: [voice over] As the years went by I could tell my time with Ethan was coming to an end.
[we see Bailey is lying down looking ill]
Dog: [voice over] Good boy, Bailey. We’re going to miss you.
[we see Bailey close his eyes as he dies]
Dog: [voice over] And then it happened. I was back.
[we see Bailey as another dog breed]
Dog: [voice over] I didn’t have a… I’m a girl?
Dog: [voice over] I had a purpose. I was needed again, and again, and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
[looking at his new owner who is now an adult Ethan]
Dog: [voice over] Hm, have we met before?
[referring to the old ball that Bailey and Ethan used to play with]
Ethan: Where did you find that? Okay. Ready? Go!
[Ethan throws the ball and reincarnated Bailey runs after it]
Dog: [voice over] I tried to make sense out of all the things I’d seen. Was there a point to this journey of life, and how did bacon fit in?
Dog: [voice over] If I can get you licking and loving, I have my purpose.
A Dog’s Purpose is set for release in the US and UK January 27th.