A Dog's Purpose

Discussion in 'Animal reincarnation and spiritual experiences' started by Deborah, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

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    Looks like a great movie. Animal reincarnation from one dog's reborn into another dog's life. Keep the topic animal to animal not human to animal or visa versa. You know - forum rules.

    This movie looks real good, funny and well done.
     
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    I read the book and it was charming. Hope the movie captures the spirit of the book.
     
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    I read the book but I wasn't able to watch the movie.
     
  5. Deborah

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    The movie comes out this Friday.
     
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    They didn't play it here and it's not on Demand yet - anybody see it? I want to watch it but will have to wait - I guess.
     
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    I don't know why I'm scared of dogs, more than that, I'm afraid of all hairy animals.
     
  8. Deborah

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    I ordered it through iTunes - I bought it. Will watch tonight.
     
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    I saw it for sale yesterday at the supermarket! May have to pick it up.
     
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    (sniff, sniff) Watched it last night, sniff,;just another dumb ol' (sniff) "dog movie" (sniff). I must really be getting old! Good story, but did not follow the book all that much.
    If you get the DVD, make sure to watch the bonus stuff on it including the author's explanation about how it all came about.

    My wife got it from the library, we were the first to view it.
     
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    It's just been released in the cinemas over here
     
  12. Deborah

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    I cried several times. It was a good intro to reincarnation for teen and adults. Made me laugh, cry, and appreciate the possibilities. I liked how they ended up together in the end.
     
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    thanks for sharing
     
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    Deborah,
    Not that I want to propose changing this rule of no humans to animals, or vice versa reincarnation discussion, but may I ask the reason for this restriction on this forum?

    Needless to say, I have had several dog pets for most of my long life, and still do currently.


    Thanks
     
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    Preparing myself to watch this movie asap.
     
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    Any new reviews?
     
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    I've never watched a reincarnation film nor had I heard of this one til I read this thread. I like Dennis Quaid though so I'll keep an eye out for it.

    One thing I picked up from it's wikiepedia entry is that the dog retains his memories. I had wondered this myself about animals reincarnating. They seem to sense things humans can't sense. I do wonder sometimes if the fact that we are aware of our own mortality is the reason we don't usually remember. Perhaps dogs who are friendly to strangers recognise that those people aren't strangers and such stuff. It's a shame no one can ask a dog.
     
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