Drama - Like the film to which this is a sequel, A Dog's Purpose, this
animal-centered drama is aimed at family audiences, but also like
that film, there is some somber subject matter including dog deaths,
so parents of young children should take note. There is also some
adult subject matter of alcoholism and cancer. That said, most
families will consider this safe viewing. Dennis Quaid and the voice
of Josh Gad return from the first film while Marg Helgenberger
replaces Peggy Lipton.
Roger EbertFull Review Average ...as visually uninspired and ideologically conservative as it may be, there seems to be something beguiling about the series that keeps one (including myself, admittedly) on a short leash. Turns out, very few are immune to the sneaky suggestion that certain dogs and humans are meant for each other for life.
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Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan
farm of his "boy," Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan's wife Hannah (Marg
Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby
granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides
to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he
makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.
Thus begins Bailey's adventure through multiple lives filled with love,
friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ's best friend Trent
(Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really
good belly rubs