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Kicking the Dog (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  21 April 2009 (USA)
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Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life.

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Carl T. Evans ...
Matt
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Julie
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Satchem
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Ronald
Scott Laska ...
Josh
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Erin
Michael O'Grady Moriarty ...
Robbie
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Trish
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Amy
Brendan Wynne ...
Chubby Kid
Simone Stout ...
Jen
Helen Green ...
Angie
B.J. Riggins ...
Julie's Mom
David M. Francis ...
Amy's Impotent Boyfriend
Dawn Lammey ...
Handsome Girl Who Won't Trade Panties
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Remember that last great summer you had with your friends? The summer you hoped would never end. Kicking The Dog is the story of that summer - a story about real life. Yes, the characters need to make life-changing decisions, but they're also partying, poking boobs, searching the fridge for emergency lubricants, telling stories about sharing condoms and enjoying other distractions that make spending time with old friends something so memorable you'll never find it anywhere else in life - no matter who you meet. Satchem and Julie must decide whether they should pursue their own personal dreams, or stay together, all while telling stories about nipples and wieners. Matt can and will hook up with any girl that crosses his path, including the girl of his brother Robbie's dreams. The sexually frustrated Josh finds himself working at the local porn shop while dating the former slut turned good-girl Jen. Soon his interest in fetishes conflicts with her new found morals, leading to some ... Written by Anonymous

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Twelve Friends, One Great Summer, Soon They Will Be Legends

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Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Real beer was used during the exterior party scenes, resulting in some of the actors actually being drunk during the scenes they were "acting" drunk. See more »

Goofs

The character of Matt wears two different styles of pants during the second evening in the movie. When he's in the bedroom with the first girl, he's wearing "warmup" pants that button down the side, which he rips off. Later, when he's in the bedroom with the second girl, he's wearing button-fly jeans, which he rips off. See more »

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Josh: You should see midgets go at it, it's ridiculous.
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Fading Out
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Fast Dialog, non-stop laughs
17 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very funny dialog-and-antics driven movie - but mostly dialog. Not the typical antics like "I have to lose my virginity this summer", or trying to see a girl naked, or get a date with the hottest girl, etc. Basically it's unlike the movie you think it's going to be. This may be because the box cover has NOTHING to do with the movie (not sure if this is a good or bad marketing ploy or why they didn't just use something from the movie).

It's a sex comedy based around friends just out of college with an older friend and some high schoolers. It has a few of the generic characters from these types of movies - the older guy who still hangs out, the hot high school girl, the geeky kids - but the main characters are somewhat normal - and are just trying to find their way in life while they reminisce about the good old days. And isn't that what we all do when we are settling down - we don't make new fun as much as talk about the fun we used to have?

Drawbacks - too much of the action takes place in 1 house. That's the only big one. Also could have sacrificed some of the stand-alone comedic scenes for a little more story, but that's not too big.

Positives - Very, very funny. Writer has a keen ear for dialog and humor. The actors, generally, are very good. More than half are memorable. Soundtrack is better than most movies, and there are a lot of songs since there are a lot of party scenes. It looks good - by that I mean, the quality is better than most lower budget comedies I've seen.

It's funny. Period.


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