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      Year of the Dog

      PG-13 Released Apr 13, 2007 1h 38m Comedy Drama LGBTQ+ List
      70% Tomatometer 145 Reviews 43% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings After her beloved beagle dies unexpectedly, an office worker named Peggy (Molly Shannon) looks for ways to fill the void in her life. Bringing in treats for her co-workers and fussing over other people's children fails to work, and when an ill-advised love affair with a gun fanatic (John C. Reilly) dies on the vine, she "goes to the dogs" in more ways than one. Read More Read Less

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      Year of the Dog is a warm and quirky comedy that never condescends to its eccentric characters.

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) What may catch audiences unawares is how unexpectedly life-affirming this little film about pet death is. Rated: 4/5 Sep 22, 2007 Full Review Helen O'Hara Empire Magazine The trailer suggests a cheery comedy but brace yourself for some darkness in this shaggy dog story. Rated: 3/5 Sep 22, 2007 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard Loses its way, as if uncertain how to point out its moral and make us laugh at the same time. Rated: 2/5 Aug 31, 2007 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Reminiscent of a public service announcement gone horribly awry, this film is a garbled mess of mixed perspectives, cheerless pathology, and dreadful cinematography. Rated: 1/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com There are so many moments in Year of the Dog where it's nearly impossible to figure out whether to laugh or cry. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Aug 31, 2020 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter A mix of comedy and pathos, sporting a top-flight supporting cast... May 20, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Eleanor H I was reminded of this Mike White film after seeing him at the 2023 Golden Globe awards. I am sure that he is getting lot's of positive attention because of White Lotus (which I have not yet seen). But, when I saw his face on my TV, I was reminded of Year of the Dog, his brilliant, lovely film. I was moved by it and highly recommend it, especially to anyone who has not yet seen it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Quirky but sweet film with terrific acting by all especially Molly Shannon. Each character had their obsessions and dealt with them as best they could. Dog lovers will fully understsnd Molly Shannons character. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I came upon this stinker on a local channel. There was nothing remotely funny, charming or likeable about anyone. We are supposed to sympathize with Shannon's character, and she just comes off as pathetic. The lame attempt a drama or dark humor was like watching meat rot. The direction was weak, the plot went nowhere. What a MESS. Even the cutesy Garden State twee music sucked. As an attempt at a "quirky comedy" of the kind that were so popular in the 00's, this really fell flat. And it was very depressing. Hell, I had to watch A Serbian Film to lift my mood. I like dark comedy, this wasn't it. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review mario m The story started off a bit quirky and funny. Adding animals is always interesting. However, then the movie starts down an annoying and bit self-loathing path where it was hard to know where it was going. Peggy the main character loves her dog but then goes deep into the animal protection until it is unhealthy for her. It starts to meander a bit and while she gets out of her funk, and ends leaving us hanging like somehow her problems are solved without knowing what happened Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie is based on great ideas which really don't materialize. Excruciatingly slow pace. Finished it feeling I'd wasted and hour and a half of my life. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A very fine, well done and pleasant portrayal about loneliness, sickly relationships with pets, objects, or people; and the seek of purposefulness on life. Every grown up person must watch movies like these, especially when life gets incomprehensible. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Paradise Farm Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Paradise Farm 2:11 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - How Did She Die? Year of the Dog: Official Clip - How Did She Die? 1:45 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - PETA Petition Year of the Dog: Official Clip - PETA Petition 1:51 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - I Think We've Been Robbed Year of the Dog: Official Clip - I Think We've Been Robbed 2:02 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Newt and Peggy Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Newt and Peggy 2:00 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Valentine Killed Buttons Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Valentine Killed Buttons 2:10 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Too Many Dogs Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Too Many Dogs 1:26 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Love for Animals Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Love for Animals 2:12 Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Benadryl Baby Year of the Dog: Official Clip - Benadryl Baby 2:03 View more videos
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      Synopsis After her beloved beagle dies unexpectedly, an office worker named Peggy (Molly Shannon) looks for ways to fill the void in her life. Bringing in treats for her co-workers and fussing over other people's children fails to work, and when an ill-advised love affair with a gun fanatic (John C. Reilly) dies on the vine, she "goes to the dogs" in more ways than one.
      Director
      Mike White
      Producer
      Mike White, Jack Black, Dede Gardner, Ben LeClair
      Screenwriter
      Mike White
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Plan B Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Suggestive References)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 13, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.5M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby SRD
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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