• Darling Companion (2012)

Darling Companion

Release Date: April 20th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Beth Winter (Diane Keaton), wife of a self-absorbed surgeon named Joseph (Kevin Kline), is decidedly lonely. One day while out driving with her daughter, Grace (Elisabeth Moss), Beth rescues a stray dog and later decides to keep it. The pooch, dubbed Freeway, fills the void in Beth's life, begins to crack Joseph's stern exterior, and acts as a matchmaker for Grace. Then, Joseph loses Freeway while out walking, leading to a frantic search that brings forth long-hidden resentments.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ayelet Zurer

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Werc Werk Works

Keywords: Wife, Daughter, Relationships, Transformation, 2010s, Love, Heartwarming, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    While superbly acted, the dramedy plays out like a tepid "Big Chill" at best. show more

  • 30
    Ella TaylorNPR

    The movie uses the mutt's disappearance as a frame on which to hang a well-worn package of fatally mild domestic disorder, then resolve it in what feels like real time. Let's just say that the dog gets the best lines. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    There's too much people and not enough dog in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion, and even if you prefer people to dogs, that's a serious problem. show more

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