REVIEW: Bailey (Josh Gad), a Red Retriever is the protagonist who is rescued by his young owner Ethan (KJ Apa) and his mom Elizabeth (Juliet Rylance). Bailey’s earliest memories, which are intrinsically connected to smells, are all derived from Ethan. Even as a puppy, Bailey asks all the important questions; namely, ‘what is the meaning and purpose of life?’ He witnesses the key stages in his master Ethan’s ‘All-American’ life namely getting a girlfriend, winning the high school football match, getting drafted to college on an All-Star scholarship among other impactful moments.
Besides the oversentimentality, there are some scenes in the film where it looks like the animals were pushed a bit too far, and we hope that no canines were hurt or harmed during the making of the movie.
If you’re a dog-lover, the makers will have you eating out of their hands in no time. If you’re a cat-person, there is still enough humour and heart in it to enjoy it with family.