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Darling Companion (2012)

 -  Drama  -  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 | marriage | love | missing dog | See more »

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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:

$39,962 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$793,352 (USA) (17 August 2012)
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Trivia

Lawrence Kasdan's first directorial effort in 9 years. His last directing job was the thriller Dreamcatcher (2003). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.130 (2012) See more »

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Lo'u Sei Oriana
Written by Kapono Beamer
Courtesy of APM Music
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The Dog Story
22 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

You have to have a heart for animals to be able to watch this and really enjoy it. There is some eye candy for male viewers (though her story line tries to go beyond that and the actress carries that weight effortlessly), but it's Diane Keaton, the Dog and Kevin Kline (in that order), that really hold the movie together.

Substories and romantic interludes, marriage problems, but also the absurd (superstituous) are being handled decently. It still might feel a bit too much for some viewers though. Kline just about holds his own in a very slim outlined character outlet, that he has to work with. Clichés abound and an ending that is so over the top (literally), that you'll probably cry (for better or worse).


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