A comedy about misfits in which a veterinarian becomes involved with a client, whose wife has begun acting like a dog. Lisa Kudrow plays the vet while Lee Tergensen is the frazzled husband,... See full summary »
A comedy about misfits in which a veterinarian becomes involved with a client, whose wife has begun acting like a dog. Lisa Kudrow plays the vet while Lee Tergensen is the frazzled husband, whose marriage is going to the dogs. Hank Azaria and Vincent D'Onofrio also star as does screenwriter/comedienne Heather Morgan as the canine wife. Written by
After every five cast credits there are scenes of the Birthday Party/Celebration for Lucy's first birthday as a dog. Peter, Lucy, Darla, Malcolm, and Sam are present along with the family dog & the birthday cake has a dog bone on it. See more »
If you choose the movie Bark based on the trailer or the video/DVD box cover, you are probably going to be disappointed. The movie is only a comedy in the most traditional sense of the word: for instance, it concludes with a beautiful celebration where all the characters are gathered together. It is not a comedy of crass jokes or goofy gags. And is it a romance movie? Again, hardly in the way the promoters advertise it to be. Bark is, however, a loving look at the tragi-comedy of the human condition. Obviously, I liked this movie very much. It moved along well yet had many "timeless" moments. It did not make a big deal of itself. It depicted its characters and their troubles with warmth and kindness, yet was not sappy. I am thankful to those who created this movie, for their intelligence and tenderness toward the whole situation of mental illness. Anyone who has known someone who has "lost it" -- and really that must be all of us by now -- will appreciate this movie for its story. As for the tone, I would say that it has more in common with something like Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors -- another "romantic comedy" which was much more than that phrase generally seems to mean nowadays.
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