• Year of the Dog (2007)

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Release Date: April 13th, 2007

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
After her beloved beagle dies unexpectedly, an office worker named Peggy (Molly Shannon) looks for ways to fill the void in her life. Bringing in treats for her co-workers and fussing over other people's children fails to work, and when an ill-advised love affair with a gun fanatic (John C. Reilly) dies on the vine, she "goes to the dogs" in more ways than one.

Cast: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sarsgaard, John C. Reilly, Josh Pais, Liza Weil

Director: Mike White

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It may sound as if first-time director White is having his fun at the expense of introverted, asocial people who prefer the company of cats and dogs and gravitate toward animal-rights activism because the very idea of dealing with human problems requires an empathy they can't muster. But empathy is exactly what makes the film work. show more

  • Shannon is flawless. show more

  • Overall, Year of the Dog evinces an appealing sentimentality without being maudlin or only puppy-dog cute. show more

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