Most of the time, me and my mom watch movies together. Every once in a while, she heads to the big screen to see movies without me, but she always tells me about them…especially when they involve dogs.
She and daddy went recently to see the new movie A Dog’s Way Home. She was excited yet apprehensive because the author of the book (W. Bruce Cameron) tends to spend a lot of time detailing out the horrific aspects of his books. In fact, my mom has stopped reading his books. She said they were too painful…too much emphasis on the sad and not enough positive story. However, the movie was similar to a Dog’s Purpose and did a much better job of balancing the negative and the positive.
A Dog’s Way Home is the story of a sweet dog named Bella. She is rescued by a young human male who takes him home even though they aren’t allowed to have dogs. What? A house without dogs? That IS tragic! Anyway, without giving everything away, Bella escapes and finds herself very far from home.
The story follows her 400-mile journey back home to her family. The story has adventure, humor, sadness, and joy. At one point, my mom could hardly bare a painful scene but they didn’t linger too long. Once again, my mom really didn’t see this as a children’s movie yet lots of humans brought kids. All of W. Bruce Cameron’s books are adult content and not suited for children. Take that into account if you are considering seeing the movie.
Overall, A Dog’s Way Home is a good movie—not great. The acting by the humans is fair, and Bella steals the show!
Hi! I am Kumaito (Kuma for short), a multi-tan Shiba Inu. My breed is one of the oldest and purest from Japan. I personally was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, moved to Friendswood, Texas, and now call Phoenix, Arizona home. I enjoy running or hiking almost every day with my mom, chasing rabbits out of my neighborhood, playing with toys, pestering my brother Edmond, eating, napping … well, I love just about everything and everyone!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith (Founder of the FIT Leader Formula™) is kind enough to help me share my reviews of books, movies, restaurants, and other outings. I also love to blog about my great adventures. You can find them at https://www.lorrainebosse-smith.com/category/kuma/ and be sure to follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kumathedog
Life is good and keeps getting better!