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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
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Cast

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 Amy Schlagel ... Lissie
Zoe Schlagel Zoe Schlagel ... Lissie
Dale Godboldo ... Don
Inara George Inara George ... Holly
Liza Weil ... Trishelle
Jon Shere Jon Shere ... Pound Employee
Christy Moore ... Al's Girlfriend (as Christy Lynn Moore)
Audrey Wasilewski ... Audrey
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Storyline

Peggy is single, childless, in her 40s, 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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dog | love | animal | office | neighbor | See All (151) »

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Has the world left you a stray?

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El año del perro See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,223, 13 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,540,141, 28 June 2007
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1.85 : 1
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Quotes

Layla: I believe that there is somebody on this planet for us all. Even retarded cripple people get married. You just have to be open. So maybe your dog died so your love life could live.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Gnostec
Written by Huseyin Erdine Kamisli
Performed by DJ Kambo
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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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