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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Peter (Kenneth Branagh) is a successful playwright who has hit a dry spell. His wife Melanie (Robin Wright Penn) wants a baby, but Peter isn't ready. His mother-in-law (Lynn Redgrave) has moved in. He's being stalked by a fan who thinks that he is Peter. After his new neighbor's dog starts barking in the middle of the night, Peter starts to spend time with their daughter Amy (Suzi Hofrichter). He begins to form a friendship with her and realizes how to solve his writer's block...

Cast: Kenneth Branagh , Robin Wright Penn , Jared Harris , Johnathon Schaech , Peter Riegert , Lynn Redgrave , Suzi Hofrichter , David Krumholtz

Director: Michael Kalesniko

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Artistic License

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)

Release Date: February 22nd, 2002|1 hr. 47 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Gets most of the big things wrong and almost all the little things right. For two-thirds of its running time, it's a nasty little delight with an amusing and curmudgeonly central character. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    After missing the film on the small screen the first time around, I recently watched it on video, and can only conclude that my screen wasn't small enough. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    That's a lot just to justify a cute title, but cuteness is the engine driving the slight, obvious but occasionally very funny film. show more

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