A non-animated heart warming movie about a lost dog suitable for kids of all ages
As a huge animal lover, whenever I watch a dog movie I am always very wary of the dog's fate at the end of the movie. I still haven't gotten over a dog death of a movie I watched 10 years ago! If like me you need to know the fate of the dog to prepare yourself before seeing a doggy movie,.. spoiler Alert I will let you know at the end of this review.
The movie prologue:
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.
Bryce Dallas Howard gives a heart warming performance as the voice of Bella the dog. You can't help but fall in love with Bella.
Miss 3 came to the movie with me and really enjoyed it. I do think it was suitable for her age. There where a few tear jerking moments, but I think they affected me more than Miss 3. The movie is under 2 hours so if you have an animal mad child I would say this movie would be great for them.. though it is not an animated movie.
Spoiler Alert Ok I'm about to reveal the dogs fate. If you don't want to know stop reader now...
Good news, Bella survives the credits and does not go to the big kennel in the sky.
This is a safe to watch, heart warming, happily ever after doggy movie.. even for big wimps like me.
A Dog's Way Home is released in Australian cinemas on 28 February 2019.