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Darling Companion (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 May 2012 (Israel)
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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

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Mother and daughter, Beth and Grace, find a bedraggled dog on the side of the freeway. Taking it home and rescuing it, the dog helps Grace meet a man. But Beth's husband, Joseph, hates the dog and just might cause even more friction in their marriage. While at their remote cabin for a weekend wedding with family, Joseph loses the dog and Beth isn't going home until they find it. With help from their nephew, Joseph's sister, her new boyfriend, and their psychic gypsy maid, the family search high and low for the missing dog and in the process find that they also need to mend their own relationships. Written by napierslogs

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dog | search | wedding | woods | marriage | See All (15) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including references, and language | See all certifications »

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24 May 2012 (Israel)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$39,962, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

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$793,352, 19 August 2012
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One of numerous collaborations of editor Carol Littleton and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. See more »

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Towards the end of the film they take off in one type of aircraft but land in another totally different type after forcing the aircraft to return having spotted Freeway from it. See more »

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Patient: This is the best my back has felt in three years. Joseph, you're a genius.
Joseph: That's my job. I'm a surgeon. But I'm no genius.
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Bridal Chorus
Written by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Mark Robinette
Performed by Mark Robinette, Ryan Shupe and Craig Miner
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of mild interest
6 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Beth Winter (Diane Keaton) rescues a lost dog from the side of a road. Her husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) is a self-important surgeon. Beth brings the dog Freeway home and her daughter Grace (Elisabeth Moss) falls for the vet. At Grace's wedding in the mountains, their nephew Bryan (Mark Duplass) develops a crush on Carmen (Ayelet Zurer) who runs the place. Joseph's sister Penny (Dianne Wiest) has a new boyfriend Russell (Richard Jenkins) who is using her money to start a pub. Joseph carelessly loses the dog in the woods. It sets off a big search for Freeway.

I'm not sure if the stakes are high enough here. It's a bunch of family members with minor issues looking for a dog. It's not like the audience grows to love the dog. It's more of an excuse for each family member to work out their issues. Lawrence Kasdan and his wife have created the lightest and mildest of family drama. The great cast of actor showed up to play but the writing is not up to the task.


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