A Dog's Way Home 2.0 stars

Dog's Way Home movie poster

Separated from her owner, Bella, a mixed-breed mistakenly labeled a pitbull by the mean old Denver dog catcher, travels 400 miles for the inevitable tearful reunion. Bryce Dallas Howard gives voice to Bella’s thoughts in a manner that’s bound to endear both young and old. Her director, Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud), is no stranger to this type of material. Honestly, I teared-up more during the trailer than I did during the finished product. Smith could have had another Benji on his paws if only he had axed the decision to computer generate some of the furry friends (a baby cougar) and enemies (a pack of wolves) Bella runs with on the road back home. This isn’t A-X-L. Every time these pretend creatures appeared on screen was like a vacuum to the brain, sucking the life out of the moment while leaving my tear ducts dryer than the Mojave. At least until the finale. With Jonah Hauer-King as her master’s voice. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:00pm, 4:25pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Monday, January 21

2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Wednesday, January 23

3:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:50pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 1:50pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Monday, January 21

10:15am, 1:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, January 22

2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Monday, January 21

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

4:15pm, 6:45pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:05pm

Monday, January 21

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:05pm

Tuesday, January 22

2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:05pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:00pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:35pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Monday, January 21

10:50am, 1:35pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:50am, 1:35pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Wednesday, January 23

4:10pm, 6:50pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:50pm, 6:00pm, 9:30pm

Monday, January 21

11:45am, 2:50pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:45am, 2:50pm, 6:00pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:45am, 2:50pm, 6:05pm, 8:00pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm

Monday, January 21

11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:35pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 9:40pm

Monday, January 21

11:10am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:10am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:10am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, January 24

11:10am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:15pm, 3:45pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Monday, January 21

1:45pm, 4:25pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:45pm, 4:25pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:45pm, 4:25pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:30pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 11:25pm

Monday, January 21

11:35am, 2:30pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 10:40pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:35am, 2:30pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 10:40pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:35am, 2:30pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 10:40pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:00pm, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Monday, January 21

12:00pm, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:00pm, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:00pm, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Monday, January 21

10:50am, 1:25pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:35pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:35pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, January 24

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:35pm, 10:20pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Monday, January 21

9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Thursday, January 24

9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm

Monday, January 21

10:20am, 12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:20am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:45pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:20am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:45pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, January 24

10:20am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:45pm, 9:30pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, January 24

11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 1:10pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:00pm, 3:45pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, January 24

1:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

3:20pm, 6:50pm, 10:10pm

Monday, January 21

11:35am, 3:20pm, 6:50pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:35am, 3:20pm, 6:50pm, 10:10pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:55pm

Monday, January 21

1:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:55pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:55pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:55pm

Thursday, January 24

1:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:55pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, January 24

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm

Monday, January 21

12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:35pm, 3:20pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:35pm, 3:20pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm

Thursday, January 24

12:35pm, 3:20pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, January 24

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:05pm

Monday, January 21

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:05pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:05pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:05pm

Thursday, January 24

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:05pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Monday, January 21

10:15am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:15am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:15am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Thursday, January 24

10:15am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Monday, January 21

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Thursday, January 24

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

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