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Year of the Dog

3 Ratings: -0.3
A movie directed by Mike White

Molly Shannon gives a strange and strangely touching performance inYear of the Dog. A quiet secretary named Peggy (Shannon,Superstar,Good Boy!) goes into a tailspin when her beloved dog Pencil dies, leading her to flirt with dating, veganism, animal … see full wiki

Director: Mike White
3 reviews about Year of the Dog
review by . December 12, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
This is a somewhat dark comedy that raises the question how do you go on living when the one you love is gone. What makes the film unique is that the love in question is a dog. I have dogs and take care of them well, and can say that I love them, but I don't really know what it is like to love a dog like a child or like a genuine member of the family. My reaction to the death of a pet would be similar to the reactions of most of the characters in this film. To think: that is really awful, but that's …
review by . October 07, 2007
In order to do a successful film you need to fine and follow a good direction and that's where I thought I was heading until it took a turn without me. "Year of the Dog" opens on a field of frolicking puppies, then shows the dogs' humans circling the activity. Most of the humans are chatting among themselves, but Peggy (Molly Shannon) has eyes only for her beloved, adorable beagle Pencil. Peggy holds a generic job in a sterile office. She comforts her pedestrian boss as he suffers the slights of …
review by . September 16, 2007
You have to be more than an animal lover to like `Year of the Dog'. I am an animal lover, and I especially like dogs. This film begins with great promise. Starting out as a human tale about a lonely woman, Peggy Spade (Molly Shannon who plays the role with vulnerable sweetness) whose life revolves around her dog, Pencil, we get more than we bargain for. When Pencil dies she is heartbroken. From here the story takes on some didactic qualities. Meeting with her next door neighbor (John C. Reilly), …
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