A Dog's Purpose (2017) Rating PG Genre Drama, Comedy, Adventure Release Date January 27, 2017 Director Lasse Hallström Written by Cathryn Michon Cast Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Juliet Rylance, K.J. Apa, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Logan Miller, Pooch Hall, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Bryce Gheisar Synopsis A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Latest 'a dogs purpose' News Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: February 19, 2017 Chris Agar Feb 19, 2017 Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of February 19, 2017, featuring new release The Great Wall and returning champ The LEGO Batman Movie. Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: February 12, 2017 Chris Agar Feb 12, 2017 Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of February 12, 2017, featuring new releases The LEGO Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker, and John Wick 2. Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: February 5, 2017 Chris Agar Feb 5, 2017 Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of February 5, 2017, featuring new release Rings and returning champion Split. A Dog's Purpose Investigation: Leaked Video 'Mischaracterized' Production Emily Donn Feb 4, 2017 An investigation into alleged animal abuse on the set of A Dog's Purpose suggests the leaked video mischaracterized the event. Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: January 29, 2017 Chris Agar Jan 29, 2017 Our box office wrap-up for the weekend of January 29, 2017, featuring returning champ Split and new releases A Dog's Purpose and Resident Evil 6. Split Beats Resident Evil 6 at Friday Box Office Sandy Schaefer Jan 28, 2017 M. Night Shyamalan's Split tops the Friday box office, beating out newcomers like Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and A Dog's Purpose. A Dog's Purpose: Josh Gad & Director Respond to Animal Abuse Video Emily Donn Jan 19, 2017 Actor Josh Gad and director Lasse Hallström release their responses to the viral video of dog abuse on the set of A Dog's Purpose. A Dog's Purpose Producer 'Horrified' By Video; PETA Calls For Boycott Emily Donn Jan 18, 2017 Animal rights activist and producer of A Dog's Purpose Gavin Polone says he was horrified to see a video of a dog in the film being mistreated. A Dog's Purpose Accused Of Animal Abuse Following Disturbing Video Leak Hannah Shaw-Williams Jan 18, 2017 Family film A Dog's Purpose is under fire following a leaked video of a frightened German Shepherd being forced into churning water for a scene.