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Year of the Dog (I) (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 May 2007 (USA)
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A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

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Peggy is single, childless, in her 40s, a lonely executive assistant in a friendly office. Her dog Pencil is the love of her life, and when he dies after eating some sort of toxin, Peggy's life spins out of her control: a friendly neighbor invites her for dinner; a friendly staff member at her vet's calls with an abused dog he recommends she adopt - she does, and also finds herself attracted to this fellow. She becomes a vegan, supports animal-rights causes, and embroils her brother's young children in these concerns. Saving dogs and other animals become such a passion that her mental health and her job may be in danger. Are regaining control and finding love beyond her reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

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$108,223 (USA) (13 April 2007)

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$1,538,703 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Layla: I believe that there is somebody on this planet for us all. Even retarded cripple people get married. You just have to be open. So maybe your dog died so your love life could live.
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I Love My Dog
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just not funny enough
6 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Peggy (Molly Shannon) is a friendly spinster working as an executive assistant. She lives a quiet life. Then her dog Pencil dies after eating some toxic material. Her best friend Layla (Regina King), brother Pier (Thomas McCarthy) and his wife Bret (Laura Dern) are all mildly concerned. Her neighbor Al (John C. Reilly) asks her out but she suspects that Pencil got poisoned by him. Newt (Peter Sarsgaard) works at the shelter and gets her to adopt an abused dog. She turns into a vegan and an animal rights advocate which causes her all kinds of problems.

It's a little too quiet and a little too mannered of a movie. It has some quirks but it's not quirky enough. It's not funny. It's not dark enough to be interesting. It's not quite anything. It's too reserved and has too little energy. Sadly, it comes off as a little bland. The funniest scene is probably Peggy driving the car filled with dogs. The movie needs more of those moments. Mike White doesn't have the directorial skills right now to pull this off.


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