The Sense of an Ending effectively brings Julian Barne’s 2011 novel to life. Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent), an aging divorce, runs a camera shop in London. His quiet life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of his ex-wife and a letter from a former flame. What follows is a “compelling tale about regret, remorse and redemption” (Toronto Star). In The Shack, based on a 2007 novel by William Young, a man overcome by grief receives a mysterious letter urging him to go to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. A Dog’s Purpose is based on a 2010 novel by Bruce Cameron about a canine whose relations with his people evolves over several incarnations.