is returning a dog to a client after a walk, Max smells a familiar scent. It’s not every day that a Hollywood film opens with an Asian love interest, but “A Dog’s Journey” has done just that. Over time, C.J. Meet the stars of this animal acting tour de force. Is “A Dog’s Journey” one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest? It was released by Entertainment One in foreign territories, where actor Peter Baykov is the voice of Trent for international release.[8][9]. With Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, Marg Helgenberger. [11], "Box Office: 'Call of the Wild' Fetches $1 Million on Thursday Night", "Gail Mancuso on Why Her Feature Directorial Debut Had to Be 'A Dog's Journey", "Alibaba, Amblin start filming 'A Dog's Journey' - Chinadaily.com.cn", "A Dog's Purpose Sequel is Happening Because Of China", "A Dog's Journey (2019) - Box Office Mojo", "Box Office: 'John Wick 3' Takes Aim at 'Avengers: Endgame, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Dog%27s_Journey_(film)&oldid=996069081, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Molly is separated from her and taken to a shelter. After all, the character he plays in the film also is the Caucasian female protagonist’s love interest—still a rarity for […] Ethan dies in bed, surrounded by family and with Max at his side. "[14] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 43 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Bailey, now dead, is then seen running through a grassy field towards young C.J. It is the sequel to Cameron's 2010 book A Dog's Purpose. CJ realizes that Bailey brought her and Trent together as adults and saved Trent's life, leading her to finally understand that Bailey, Molly, Big Dog, and Max are all the same dog. "A Dog… Trent wants to repay C.J. A Dog’s Journey ties itself into narrative knots finding ways to incorporate dogs into the storyline, which touches on cancer, alcoholism, and strained parent-child relationships as well as abusive teenage ones. The film is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Cameron and is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose. CJ is reluctant to keep Max, but she learns that if Max isn't adopted by the next day, he will be put down. By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—When popular Asian musician/actor Henry Lau was offered his first English-language role in “A Dog’s Journey,” he initially didn’t realize how important it was for him to accept it. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Buddy feels as if he has served his purpose by taking care of his deceased master, Ethan when he was alive, and Hannah and Ethan’s other family members who live on the Farm. persuades her mother to let her keep the dog given how neglected she feels. and Trent embrace their love for each other, and eventually marry and have their first child, a boy. Henry is a former K-pop star from the group Super Junior-m, who has recently pursued a career in acting. Gloria eventually sees Molly and gets angry at C.J. Nine years later, Bailey, who has been reincarnated as a female beagle named Molly, is part of a litter of puppies who are adopted out until only Molly and her favorite brother Rocky are left. Directed by Emmy winner Gail Mancuso (TV’s Modern Family), A Dog’s Journey is produced by Gavin Polone (A Dog’s Purpose), and written by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, based on the best-selling novel by Cameron. They sent lunch of haggis, neeps … Company Credits Max, sensing that C.J. Tailored for the Chinese market, the film sees Henry Lau, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, and Kathryn Prescott join Dennis Quaid in the cast. some of the contents that were in Henry's box which Hannah and Ethan brought to her house during Molly's life, which are revealed to be letters that Henry wrote to Gloria while she was pregnant with C.J. on her greedy wishes, prompting C.J. | Molly, reincarnated as a male English Mastiff named Big Dog, lives with his new owner, Joe, and is a guard dog at his gas station/convenience store. With a reluctant glare, Gloria allows her to adopt Molly. Molly, remembering the promise she made as Bailey to Ethan, runs outside to C.J. The film stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, and Henry Lau. Buddy feels as if he has served his purpose by taking care of his deceased master, Ethan when he was alive, and Hannah and Ethan’s other family members who live on the Farm. To avoid being adopted by anyone until he can find C.J., he uses an aggressive, biting persona, until he sees C.J. While I generally favor the latter reading, the gentle sniffling mixed with occasional awws and chuckles that broke out during my screening suggests the majority of the audiences will understandably lean otherwise, as they did with the film’s 2017 predecessor, “A Dog’s Purpose.” on a chase through the hallway, he ends up at the door of an apartment newly rented by Trent and his girlfriend (he also realizes that Rocky has since died). After all, the character he plays in the film also is the Caucasian female protagonist’s love interest—still a rarity for […] Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events A Healing Journey - Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and others discuss the bond between dogs and humans. C.J. The website's critical consensus reads: "A Dog's Journey is as sentimental as one might expect, but even cynical viewers may find their ability to resist shedding a tear stretched to the puppermost limit. Kathryn Prescott and Henry Lau in “A Dog’s Journey.” (Universal Pictures) Engaging critically with Dog Movies can be a challenge for a critic. After she leaves, he lives the rest of his life missing her, and eventually dies of old age. Feature Commentary with Director Gail Mancuso, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 10:20. She also sees a young girl with him, who she recognizes is C.J., now 11 years old (Abby Ryder Forston). 'A Dog's Journey' follows one dog's spirit as it is reincarnated through many precious pooches. 'A Dog's Journey' follows one dog's spirit as it is reincarnated through many precious pooches. While C.J. I like to take walks with my dogs. The film is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Cameron and is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose. C.J. The walks help me get ideas for my stories. A Dog's Journey (2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. She has warmed up to dogs and is no longer incompetent. On June 21, 2017, CEO of Amblin Entertainment Michael Wright announced that a sequel to the film A Dog's Purpose was in development. "A Dog's Journey" opens May 17 and stars Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, Henry Lau and Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey. [6], Principal photography began in August 2018. A Dog's Journey (2019) Johnny Galecki as Henry. In "A Dog's Journey", he is given a mission by Ethan to protect his granddaughter, a mission that Bailey carries out effectively, along his journey ultimately shared with Ethan to the end.... Read more The film stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, and Henry Lau. She adopts Max, who befriends her boyfriend's dog. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Henry Lau (born October 11, 1989), commonly referred to mononymously as Henry, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, entertainer and classical violinist based in South Korea and China. Sit down with the cast to hear about their life-long love of man's best friend. and Trent have feelings for each other, intentionally misbehaves, sabotaging C.J.’s relationship with her boyfriend, causing them to break up and her to move out of his apartment. While I generally favor the latter reading, the gentle sniffling mixed with occasional awws and chuckles that broke out during my screening suggests the majority of the audiences will understandably lean otherwise, as they did with the film’s 2017 predecessor, “A Dog’s Purpose.” Eventually, Bailey's condition worsens and Ethan calls the veterinarian to the barn, where they prepare for euthanasia. Interview: Be sure to check out Henry as Trent when A Dog's Journey … is skeptical until Max performs a unique trick with Ethan that only Bailey would know. Gloria reconciles with C.J., Hannah, and Ethan. A doctor confirms the diagnosis and Trent begins chemotherapy. forgets to watch the road, and she accidentally crashes into a dumpster, killing Molly. Since then I have written many more books about these good friends. [5], On August 26, 2018, Universal Pictures began production on the sequel. While C.J. The movie ends with Bailey running through the grassy field and morphing backward through his previous incarnations, before crossing the Rainbow Bridge and joyfully reuniting with Ethan in Heaven. A Dog's Journey is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Gail Mancuso in her feature film directorial debut[3] and written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes, and Wally Wolodarsky. [2], In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and The Sun Is Also a Star, and was projected to gross $10–14 million from 3,267 theaters in its opening weekend. A DOG'S Sequel, New and returning cast members discuss their roles in A Dog's Journey and share their appreciation for director Gail Mancuso. Although he enjoys his new life, he misses C.J. After staying with various friends, Max pulls CJ toward Trent on the street, who offers his guest bedroom for her to stay in. A DOG’S JOURNEY *CUT TO THE CHASE* ... She gives CJ a box of Henry’s things that his parents brought to her when Molly was alive, which contain letters that Henry wrote to Gloria while she was pregnant. Is “A Dog’s Journey” one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest? I live with several cats and dogs. | He is then shown running through the grassy field again. before he is lethally injected. Soon after, Max remembers learning how to diagnose cancer back during Molly's life, and signals C.J. Tyler Asher Xin-Qin as Saint, CJ and Trent's newborn infant son who appears at the end of the film. Directed by Gail Mancuso. [11] In its second weekend the film made $4.1 million, finishing seventh,[12] and then $1 million in its third. Now Playing: A Dog's Journey: Henry Lau On Reading The Script For The First Time Summary: A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives … Beckett Richard Pin as 15-month-old Saint who learns to walk at the end of the film. Ethan immediately recognizes Max as Bailey. Working with Dogs - Cast and crew share the joys of working with animal-actors. In "A Dog's Journey", he is given a mission by Ethan to protect his granddaughter, a mission that Bailey carries out effectively, along his journey ultimately shared with Ethan to the end.... Read more While leaving town, CJ discovers Shane is stalking her, and while trying to avoid him, C.J. These notes inspire C.J. as his primary caretaker. at his side. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. In the movie A Dog’s Journey, we meet CJ and Trent. A Dog's Journey is a 2012 book written by W. Bruce Cameron and published by Forge Books. By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—When popular Asian musician/actor Henry Lau was offered his first English-language role in “A Dog’s Journey,” he initially didn’t realize how important it was for him to accept it. Eventually, Trent's doctor informs him that he is cancer-free, and at Trent's urging, C.J. Henry Lau on New Movie "A Dogs Journey" & New Music - YouTube CJ is living with her boyfriend and working as a dog walker while aspiring to a musical career, but can't overcome her stage fright. Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), an elderly St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd mix, lives happily with his owner Ethan (Quaid) and his wife Hannah (Helgenberger), and their 2-year-old granddaughter Clarity June “C.J.” (Emma Volk) and her mother Gloria (Gilpin). Leading C.J. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. and Max for their help, so he takes them on a road trip to Ethan and Hannah's farm in Michigan, where they reunite for the first time since Gloria stormed out with CJ during Bailey's life. Gloria responds nonchalantly to this and reveals that she spent all of the money from Henry's settlement (meant for C.J.) Henry Lau Trent Ian Chen Young Trent Daniela Barbosa Liesl Kevin Claydon Barry Arlene Duncan Hilda Kenneth Liu Trent's Dad Jake Manley Sarah-Jane Marquez-Hicks Dr. Deb Angela Narth Old Woman Kathryn Prescott C.J. to angrily leave with Molly. and Molly grow increasingly close, along with Trent and Rocky. It’s not every day that a Hollywood film opens with an Asian love interest, but “A Dog’s Journey” has done just that. accepts a meeting with Gloria after not having seen her in years. 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