Life on a Leash (2002)

| Comedy
Stella's life is going nowhere fast until a stray dog shows up to give her a few lessons in life.


Susan diRende


Susan diRende


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Philippe Michelle Philippe ... Stella
Jenny Hodges Jenny Hodges ... Jenny
Daniel Ruiz Daniel Ruiz ... Dario
Jamie Gannon ... Fred
Dashiel St. Damien Dashiel St. Damien ... Dianne
Raphael Angelo Raphael Angelo ... Moss
Elaine Bacall Elaine Bacall ... The Dog Nanny
Sevim Cameron Sevim Cameron ... Turkish Woman
Dave Linden Dave Linden ... Mr. Nice Guy
Boyd Coley Boyd Coley ... Mechanic
Ron Mohl Ron Mohl ... Dog Park Friend #1
Jim Abbot Jim Abbot ... Dog Park Friend #2
Kim Cameron Kim Cameron ... Dog Park Friend #3
Roman Brusovsky Roman Brusovsky ... Russian Man
Charles Pacello Charles Pacello ... Animal Shelter Employee


Stella's got a new job, a new car, and the perfect apartment. But something's missing - other people. Enter Kong, a giant brown-and-black stray dog who shows up when Stella is changing a flat tire. Suddenly her life is being pulled into the world of dogs and the oddball crowd that lives with four-legged friends. She enjoys the companionship and the community but keeps pulling back as Kong literally drags her out of her shell. Written by No Cents Films

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She wanted a life. What she got was a dog.









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Composed and Arranged by Marc Tulio, BMI
Performed by The Marco Tulio Band
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A subtle tale about finding love and a life
29 May 2006 | by jkenwriteSee all my reviews

Life on a Leash is a sweet tale about Stella, a lonely woman who seems to be looking for love in all the wrong places. She's got a boring job and a snotty boss. She's trying to be a painter, but one phone call from her mother can cause her to destroy her latest work. She is, from the looks of it, lost. But she doesn't really realize this until a dog, who's also lost, chooses her for its companion. Since Stella doesn't even like dogs, it takes her a while to finally open her heart. When she can finally do that for the dog, she finds she's able to be more open and honest with her human companions as well. No car crashes, no explosions, just the quiet recognition that, animal or human, we're all in this life together.

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