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Year of the Dog (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2007 (USA)
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A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

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Mike White

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Mike White
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Shannon ... Peggy
Laura Dern ... Bret
Regina King ... Layla
Tom McCarthy ... Pier (as Thomas McCarthy)
Josh Pais ... Robin
John C. Reilly ... Al
Peter Sarsgaard ... Newt
Amy Schlagel ... Lissie
Zoe Schlagel ... Lissie
Dale Godboldo ... Don
Inara George Inara George ... Holly
Liza Weil ... Trishelle
Jon Shere Jon Shere ... Pound Employee
Christy Moore Christy Moore ... Al's Girlfriend (as Christy Lynn Moore)
Audrey Wasilewski ... Audrey
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Peggy (Molly Shannon) is single, childless, in her forties, 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>

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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 »

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Trivia

The website where Molly makes her card is a real website for making greeting cards. See more »

Quotes

Newt: ...and... well, we have a dog here who needs a home... and this dog, Valentine is his name... uh, has some behavioral issues and I just thought that maybe you might fall in love with him; it's a shot in the dark here, but I'm just desperate because I don't want to see him die... but no pressure.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Joy To The World
Written by Isaac Watts (uncredited) and Lowell Mason (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as traditional]
Performed by Chemayne Micallef
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Complete waste of time
24 November 2007 | by mark-aggieSee all my reviews

This movie was the biggest piece of crap I've seen in a while.

The movie box called it a quirky comedy .... well, there was nothing quirky or comedic about it.

Her dog dies and in that depression, she is duped into a lifestyle and militant political view.

There are NO redeeming characters.

Her one "passsion", saving animals, she does irresponsibly. Getting 15 dogs from the pound. Typical of of do-gooders who have no idea what their out of touch views actually mean in real life.

Good grief, if I wanted to be bombarded with liberal propaganda, I would rent a Michael Moore "documentary".


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Year of the Dog See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,223, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$1,540,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,606,237
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