6.1/10
5,387
73 user 104 critic

Year of the Dog (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2007 (USA)
Trailer
2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director:

Writer:

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chuck & Buck (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros
Enlightened (2011–2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

Stars: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Dylan Haggerty, Raymond J. Barry, Renee Faia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Swaggering, womanizing Jerry and his hen-pecked buddy Pat are in a bind....thier clients aren't dying fast enough! They buy insurance policies from the terminally ill.......and bet on them ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Steilen
Stars: John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, Kelly McGillis
Whatever (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Skoog
Stars: Liza Weil, Chad Morgan, Frederic Forrest
The Dying Gaul I (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.

Director: Craig Lucas
Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson
Mamma Dallas (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy

A Texas couple hire a drag queen as their live-in nanny.

Director: Mike White
Stars: Nico Tortorella, Gabriel Bateman, Augustus Prew
Piggie (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Alison Bagnall
Stars: Robert John Burke, Claire Elizabeth Davies, Ty-Ranne Grimstad
Lullaby (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dorne M. Pentes
Stars: Sean Bridgers, I. Karl Golden, Michael Mattison
Drama

A woman returns to her hometown in the aftermath of a break-up and seeks out a retired English teacher.

Stars: Emma Stone
Green Team (Video 2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, John C. Reilly
Drama

Four people form a common bond while dealing with their own struggles of grief, pain and loss.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Pier (as Thomas McCarthy)
...
...
Al
...
...
...
...
Don
Inara George ...
...
Jon Shere ...
Pound Employee
...
Al's Girlfriend (as Christy Lynn Moore)
...
Edit

Storyline

Peggy is single, childless, in her 40s, a lonely executive assistant in a friendly office. Her dog Pencil is the love of her life, and when he dies after eating some sort of toxin, Peggy's life spins out of her control: a friendly neighbor invites her for dinner; a friendly staff member at her vet's calls with an abused dog he recommends she adopt - she does, and also finds herself attracted to this fellow. She becomes a vegan, supports animal-rights causes, and embroils her brother's young children in these concerns. Saving dogs and other animals become such a passion that her mental health and her job may be in danger. Are regaining control and finding love beyond her reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dog | love | animal | office | neighbor | See All (151) »

Taglines:

Has the world left you a stray?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El año del perro  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$108,223 (USA) (13 April 2007)

Gross:

$1,538,703 (USA) (22 June 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Quotes

Peggy: It's nice to have a word that can describe you. I've never had that before.
See more »

Connections

Features Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1984 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
written by James Pierpont
performed by Jimmy McGriff
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Finding direction, finding a purpose
18 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To be honest, isn't everyone a little obsessed? Many characters in Year of the Dog have their own obsessions, their own ways of giving meaning or purpose to their lives.

The hunting neighbor is obsessed with his knife collection and his hunting fantasies. Peggy's sister is obsessed with her children. Her friend is obsessed with man-hunting and dating.

But Peggy lacks direction to her life. It's a plain vanilla existence for her, until a shattering event happens in her dull little world of routine.

Peggy's world expands, and she considers many things previously unknown to her.

She tries on new ideas, and in her own way finds her own "obsession" that also is less selfish than the paths chosen by others around her.

People who are unexcited by a purpose are pretty dull, but if we need to find something to give our lives direction and substance, why not choose an interest that helps others, including animals? Mike White has created a movie touches on a subject that many people experience, but few films cover.

It's a gem!


35 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
worst movie I've ever seen .. ziggy50
Dogs only die in bad movies Chris-430
For those who Don't 'Get' This Movie jessie142
Celibate? Pamactress
I feel cheated Coulbean
Year of the Dog or Marley and Me clive-ihd
Discuss Year of the Dog (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?