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The Dog Problem (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  7 August 2007 (USA)
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In Los Angeles, a depressed writer named Solo has writer's block after a successful first book of which he's ashamed, and he's broke, thanks to a year in classical psychoanalysis. In their ... See full summary »

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In Los Angeles, a depressed writer named Solo has writer's block after a successful first book of which he's ashamed, and he's broke, thanks to a year in classical psychoanalysis. In their final session, his therapist suggests that he gets a pet, so Solo buys a scrawny terrier that adds to his problems: the dog isn't house-trained; he owes money to a thug who's angry; at a dog park, he begs a woman he's just met to pay the veterinarian's bill when the dog is bitten; and his friend Casper has introduced him to a persistent rich girl who decides that she wants the dog. He could sell, settle his debts, and return to life with a clean carpet, or he could figure out why he doesn't want to part with the dog. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Eat. Sleep. Therapy. Repeat.

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity

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$914 (USA) (27 April 2007)

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$914 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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When Solo and Casper are having breakfast in the diner Solo's plate keeps switching position on the table between shots. First it is in front of him, then it's to his right, and then it switches back again. See more »

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Solo: It's good to love something, painful or not, it's worth it. I think the only thing worse than having something and living with the fear of losing it is not having it and looking back with regret.
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Fun .... Indie ..... Art ..... Film
10 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

just a delicious entertaining story! i really didn't get the 'depressed' description of the main character Solo. he is way too active to be depressed. but that issue is not a problem.

the plot line and story are what keeps this film smoothly moving and charming from start to finish.

if you are just looking for a simple story of human interaction and how a dog lives and is affected by humans this is your movie. solo and the dog have a wonderful relationship and is a perfect look at how pets depend on their owners and how the owner of a pet must operate his life around it.

the characters are fun - not necessarily believable, but fun to watch.


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