Gone Doggy Gone is a comedic feature about a couple stuck in a lack-luster marriage who treat their dog like a baby. Working the grind in LA they leave little time for each other, and what ...
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Gone Doggy Gone is a comedic feature about a couple stuck in a lack-luster marriage who treat their dog like a baby. Working the grind in LA they leave little time for each other, and what free time they have they spend doting on the dog... until it gets kidnapped. What ensues is an outlandish cat-and-mouse adventure as they hunt down the kidnapper, enlist a schlubby PI, find a renewed love of each other, and conquer their fear of parenthood.Written by
I had the pleasure of catching Gone Doggy Gone at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles. This is a 'feel good' comedy that really delivers some good punchlines and a few belly- laughs along the way. Unlike a lot of modern American comedy the film never stoops to gross out or toilet humor but rather relies on a really solid premise, daftly delivered. A couple treats their pooch like a baby, with ensuing hilarity, certainly not just an LA phenomena, but one that a lot of other pet lovers will relate to. The one man one woman team of Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter not only took writing and directing duties but are excellent as the molly cuddling couple. There is also an excellent cameo from character actor Richard Riehle as a P.I. Parts of the plot may feel a little bit like it depends too much on improv, but the film makes up for it in sheer likability and there is also a wonderful nod or two to some film classics that are pastiched with brilliant wit. This is definitely one for the instant watch queue.
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