The L.A. dog walking scene provides a colorful backdrop for the story of Ellie Moore, damaged goods on the run from her latest abusive boyfriend and on the verge of transformation. She's ...
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The L.A. dog walking scene provides a colorful backdrop for the story of Ellie Moore, damaged goods on the run from her latest abusive boyfriend and on the verge of transformation. She's helped along in that process by Betsy Wright, a misanthropic dog-walker in need of help with her business and struggling with her own dark past. The odd relationship between the cranky dog-walker and her unstable new apprentice proves the catalyst for the emotional journey Ellie must undertake. In Betsy, she finds a dark mirror of herself - a lonely, angry, complex woman whose own troubled past proves disturbingly close to her own. And in the dogs, she finds lost pieces of herself as she fumbles with the leash to her own life - struggling to hold on as it pulls her toward a brighter future before her past catches up with her. Written by
The DOG WALKER is and extremely powerful film. If you are looking for a "Hollywood" film with a big named cast and heavy budget then this film is not for you. I would encourage you not to watch it. Please don't waste your time; this film doesn't have either aspect to it. It's obvious when you go to sit down and watch the film that this is a character driven independent film. If you can let go to the fact that Julia Roberts isn't acting in this or Spielberg isn't directing this with a thirty million dollar budget, then this film is for you. First of all, the performance by Diane Gaidry, Pamela Godon and the rest of the cast were real, which makes the story that much stronger. You have to give credit to their strong screen presence do to the directing and writing of Jacques Thelemaque. Not a dog fan? So what! The film is not about "dogs," it's about people and relationships. If you are a dog fan, that's the perks for watching it. I'm not going to tell you to watch this because you should support independent films. I am going to tell you to watch it because it's a damn good film.
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