2019-11-17 17:01:45 UTC
This is , like A Dog's Purpose, another film based on a book by animal book author Bruce Cameron. Talking animal films are a much derided genre but there are many good ones.
As in A Dog's Purpose the narrator is a dog in trouble. Bella goes through such misery in her travels to return home that , as in A Dog's Purpose, from my perspective there cannot be a happy ending.
ADP is a strange film, strong opening, great close but the middle segments really needed a rewrite and casting. Journey is much more consistent in its quality.
This is another film really for animal lovers for to not feel the plight of the central character is to lose much f the film's strength.
Ashley Judd and James Edward Olmos are in the cast but I did not recognize them.
CGI for the animals works well and the story is realistic. The style and POV for both Purpose and Journey are similar and distinctive, Depressing but well done 8-/10 sad but trues