A Dog’s Way Home

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Movie Info

  • Director Charles Martin Smith
  • Actors Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp
  • Music Sam C. S.
  • Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
  • Edited by Debra Neil-Fisher, David S. Clark
  • Produced by Gavin Polone

Movie Reviews

A Dog’s Way Home — Simple, Easy Family Entertainer with A Hint of Drama

Movie Review by Madhusudhanan Sridaran (Rocheston Certified Movie Critic)

A Dog’s Way Home is a family film that will carry its weight on the basis of its target audience. You can expect child-friendly visuals and a lot of cutesy scenes that make the audience go “aww” and “ooh” every now and then, however there is an underdeveloped core which prevents true cinematic excellence from shining through.
A Dog’s Way Home, may be an exercise in mediocrity, but there is definitely something to love about it; which is a good heart. And it is this heart that brings a smile to faces sitting in theatre seats. A dog is separated from its master and has to make its way miles and miles across to show its love, wag its tail, and show affection to the person it loves.
A mongrel (Bella) is separated from her mother, at birth. She is then adopted by Lucas, her master who loves her to bits. In what came as news about the USA’s pet euthanasia laws, this adorable little mongrel is branded as a ‘pitbull’ and sent off to a foster home; the story starts here as the mongrel runs off to find its way back home to its master.
Bella is raised by a cougar, while in the woods, who she mistakenly believes to be a cat. The friendship and affection between these two animals is so heartfelt and well setup, it’s almost as if we’re looking at a human friendship. The journey these two animals take on the path to their self-discoveries is definitely worth a mention. Expect a lot of simple laughs (connoisseurs, look away) on this makeshift road-trip.
A Dog’s Way Home is a feel good, family-based summer movie.

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