A Dog’s Purpose parents guide

A Dog’s Purpose

Man's best friend.

Release date January 27, 2017

In this feel-good movie, a dog (voice of Josh Gad) wonders about his purpose as he lives and relives his life as a pet to various owners.

Why is A Dog’s Purpose rated PG? The MPAA rated A Dog’s Purpose PG for thematic elements and some peril.

A Dog’s Purpose
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is A Dog’s Purpose rated PG? A Dog’s Purpose is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements and some peril.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Four scenes of violence depicting weapons use, injury and physical assault.
- Infrequent portrayals of domestic violence with no blood or detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of gun violence in a law and order context with some blood and little detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of peril to main characters.
- Suspenseful situations.
- Some scenes may frighten young children.

Sexual Content:
- Embracing and kissing.
- Infrequent references to crude bodily functions.

- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Alcohol use.

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A Dog’s Purpose
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Look for our review of A Dog’s Purpose on or near Jan 27, 2017.

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Cast and Crew

A Dog’s Purpose is directed by Lasse Hallström and stars Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad.

Home Video

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The purpose of a pet is made clear in the movies My Dog Skip, A Dog Of Flanders and Bolt.