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A Dog’s Purpose Trailer: All Dogs Don’t Go to Heaven, They’re Caught in a Hellish Cycle of Death and Reincarnation

According to the tenets of Buddhism, humans exist in an endless loop of birth, death, and reincarnation, from which it is only possible to escape by breaking all the fetters of desire. According to the trailer for A Dog’s Purpose, things for dogs are about the same, but you get to hang out with Dennis Quaid. Anyway, in this philosophical exercise/kids’ movie, Josh Gad provides the voice of the the dog(s) in question. Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) directed the film, which seems to have been created when some studio exec asked, “Why make a movie where the dog dies at the end, when we can make a movie where the dog dies constantly?”

Watch a Dog’s Life in the Dog’s Purpose Trailer