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A DOG'S PURPOSE

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A DOG'S PURPOSE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 95m 52s

BBFCInsight mild threat, emotional scenes

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Lasse Hallström

Cast includes Britt Robertson, Josh Gad (voice), Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Logan Miller, Pooch Hall

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/05/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A DOG'S PURPOSE is a US comedy drama in which a dog, over the course of several lifetimes and owners, seeks to discover the purpose of its existence.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include characters being trapped in a burning house and a young kidnap victim being thrown into a fast-flowing river. None of these characters come to any permanent harm.

Theme

There are emotional scenes as some of the dogs that feature in the film pass away. That said, the film has a happy and uplifting ending.

Other issues include a scene of mild violence, brief bloody detail, very mild innuendo and very mild bad language.

Details

Title
A DOG'S PURPOSE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
11/05/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
95m 52s
BBFC reference
AVF345329
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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