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      The Year of the Dog

      PG-13 Released Feb 24, 2023 1 hr. 35 min. Drama TRAILER for The Year of the Dog: Trailer 1 List
      100% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Matt, a loner alcoholic at rock bottom, struggles to maintain sobriety for 30 days so he can honor his mother's dying wish, to visit her in hospice, sober. His book-thumping AA sponsor, Fred, offers him refuge at his farm, where Matt finds Yup'ik, a stray Husky with a unique talent. The man and dog relationship is precarious at first, but with the help of a close-knit Montana community, the two strays find a connection and discover what it takes to pull through to the finish line. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 30 Buy Now

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      T L S The story, the pacing, the acting, the music and the directing were all top tier! I loved this movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Meg F DEEEE-PRESSING. Geeeez. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review Koi P I enjoyed the relationship between the characters. The dog is beautiful. The movie is not really about the dog. I don't agree that one dog should pull an immense of weight. That ruined it for me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Dee F The story line idea is beautiful,the acting and directing lacked the luster. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Sal D Truly surprising indie film even if you could figure where the script was going. And while the actors may not be household names, they represented well. The star of the film for me was the dog (Yupik). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review S. S I had minimal expectations of this movie I didn't know one actor or anyone associated with it. This is one of the most beautiful little movies I've ever seen. If you are willing to take your time and go on the journey you will be rewarded. The pace is on the slower side but I enjoyed that the story felt organic and I don't think it needed to rush. This is a movie about addiction,loss,perseverance and ultimately love. The cinematography was more than anything I expected. I genuinely cared what happened to these individuals and the dog is beautiful but not the focal point of the story. This movie is far superior to the Channing Tatum Dog movie and I hope people give it their time. It's not as heavy as it sounds and there are moments of unexpected humor which I really felt balanced the gravity of the situation. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rick Bentley KGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA) What elevates the production is the addition of a strong second storyline. Despite his lack of directing experience, Grabow shows a very seasoned hand in mixing these two elements together. Rated: B Aug 9, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Malone Morbidly Beautiful The Year of the Dog has a lot going for it, including a moving score, stunning cinematography, and stellar performances. It’s a love letter to people who feel isolated and unseen, giving them hope and reminding them that there are people who care. Rated: 4/5 Jun 1, 2023 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures In Rob Grabow, Andrew McGinn & Michael Peterson’s Montana-set debut drama, a recovering alcoholic and his new best friend learn together to pull their weight May 15, 2023 Full Review Ruth Maramis FlixChatter Film Blog A story about pulling through that’s as heartwarming as it is uplifting. The weight-pulling storyline gives a whole new meaning to the word underdog. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 10, 2023 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru A triumph! It's a warm, wise and genuinely heartfelt journey well worth taking. Mar 10, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Matt, a loner alcoholic at rock bottom, struggles to maintain sobriety for 30 days so he can honor his mother's dying wish, to visit her in hospice, sober. His book-thumping AA sponsor, Fred, offers him refuge at his farm, where Matt finds Yup'ik, a stray Husky with a unique talent. The man and dog relationship is precarious at first, but with the help of a close-knit Montana community, the two strays find a connection and discover what it takes to pull through to the finish line.
      Director
      Rob Grabow, Andrew McGinn, Michael Peterson
      Executive Producer
      Rob Grabow
      Screenwriter
      Rob Grabow
      Distributor
      Nova Vento Entertainment
      Production Co
      The Year of the Dog
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Strong Language|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 24, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 7, 2023
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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