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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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Lawrence Kasdan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Beth
Kevin Kline ... Joseph
Dianne Wiest ... Penny
Richard Jenkins ... Russell
Elisabeth Moss ... Grace
Mark Duplass ... Bryan
Ayelet Zurer ... Carmen
Sam Shepard ... Sheriff Morris
Lindsay Sloane ... Ellie
Jay Ali ... Sam
Robert Bear Robert Bear ... Possum
Casey Casey ... Freeway
Paul Kiernan ... Patient
Jericho Watson Jericho Watson ... Ethan
Yolanda Wood ... Cop
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Por fin solos See more »

Filming Locations:

Telluride, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,962, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$793,352, 19 August 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First produced theatrical feature film acting as a full producer of Lawrence Kasdan in eight years with Kasdan's last cinema movie as a full producer at the time having been Dreamcatcher (2003). In between, Kasdan was an executive producer on The TV Set (2006) and In the Land of Women (2007), both projects directed by his sons Jake Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan respectively. 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 »

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 Maltin on Movies: The Five-Year Engagement (2012) See more »

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Darlin' Companion
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by Mark Robinette, Ryan Shupe and Craig Miner
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A Quiet Film with a Good Family Element
2 September 2012 | by lojitsuSee all my reviews

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What's it about?

Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal.

What did I think?

Not the fastest moving film ever made, but it was a nice touching story. It seems to be all about this stray dog, when in fact it was about a family healing itself through an outside source. This movie is worth the rental, if you are in the mood for a quiet film with a good family element.


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