About the film
Release Date: Feb 28, 2019
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Actors: Alexandra Shipp, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Jonah Hauer-King, Wes StudiBased on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, author of 'A Dog's Purpose,' dog lovers of all ages will warm to this adventure tale about a plucky pooch who embarks on a 400-mile journey to get back home to her beloved owner.
And there is no doubt that Shelby, the rescue dog here groomed for stardom, is the undisputed marquee player of this family-oriented drama. Shelby plays the central role of Bella, whose pit bull mother is taken away by a dog catcher in cahoots with a villainous real estate developer intent on tearing down some dilapidated houses despite their being home to numerous stray cats and dogs.
Bella is rescued as a puppy by a kind young man named Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King), who hopes the pup will help his mother (Ashley Judd), a veteran suffering from PTSD.
But a cruel neighbour sics animal control on Bella – pit bulls are illegal within the city limits of Denver. Bella’s sent to friends in New Mexico, but in a desperate attempt to play “go home” and reunite with her person, she makes a run for it and ends up on a wild romp through the Rockies on her way back.