I saw the movie today. And as a review, I will say that I'm simply tempted to rearrange two letters of one word in the title to express my feelings.
The real story is the MasterCard ad that preceded the movie. You've probably seen it before. A dog named Badger is lost in (was it Yosemite?) a National Park with lots of large trees. He is unwittingly left behind after he jumps out of his family's trailer to relieve himself and the family pulls out. Thus begins the 30 second, lone animal version of the Incredible Journey. "Diamond Studded collar in Las Vegas, $80." "Drink of bottled water in the Death Valley, $1.25" or something like that. Badger returning home, priceless.
I could predict every moment of the commercial, just like during the feature presentation. I knew the final shot of the commercial would feature a family portrait with the newly returned badger. Why was I choking up at the end? Why was my voice breaking as I mumbled, "such shameless manipulation."
I can assure you that Badger's story marked the high point of my emotional involvement with what was on the screen this afternoon.