I purchased this video mainly for the price. It had a cute dog on the front and I thought it would be a good family-time movie. It was okay. I would not watch it again and had I watched it first, I would not have purchased it. It would not be high on my list of recommendations for others. Gary Busey was a bit rough for the part he played. He established himself as a selfish and mean business man at the beginning. The depiction of a judgement by "angels" was unbiblical as well as the chance to "make it right". It appeared to be "all in fun", which is okay as long as your children understand the truth. The story-line was a great one, but very weak in the acting. It was hard to follow in places and you got lost sometimes in what the dog was doing and why. Definitely not a Bengi movie! Overall, I would say that the good things about the movie were that the dog was cute and so were the kids. Sometimes, you do get what you pay for!
Although a message of second chances and changed lives holds solid value, this is not a Christian film. The main character comes back to life as a dog; this type of "reincarnation" message is not what I desire my kids to ponder on and evaluate. The God I serve does not allow for this in His Word. We have a chance while we LIVE to make a difference in each others lives. Our God IS a God of second chances - through the redeeming power of our Savior Jesus Christ - not reincarnation! One walks away from this movie having to provide far too many explanations to small children. It just is NOT worth it!