Year Of The Dog

Year Of The Dog

Year Of The Dog

The unique talent of Mike White - writer of Flicks favourites & the very good 'The Good Girl', 'Nacho Libre' and 'Chuck & Buck' - directs his own script for the first time, with a stellar cast.

Peggy (Shannon) is a happy-go-lucky secretary who has strong, co-dependent relationship with her beagle Pencil. When Pencil dies, Peggy is overcome with grief and is forced her out of her shell and into the world of people.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

One of those quirky little movies that you marvel ever got made...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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Year of the Dog would have benefited from a stronger hand behind the camera (White's general aesthetic basically involves cribbing heavily from Wes Anderson and Jared Hess), but as a showcase for Shannon, it ends up being strangely moving...

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Although the awkwardness between characters makes it funny, the film tries too hard to break with convention, sending the tone lurching from cheery-bland comedy (a la Napoleon Dynamite) to something more closely associated with rock stars on drugs...

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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With pathos competing equally against the often pungent laughs for the audience's attention, it's a movie that is both unsettling and amusing, most comparable to "Chuck & Buck" in tone...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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Billed as a comedy but it would be every bit as accurate to categorize it as science fiction or a World War II drama. It is simply not a funny film...

2.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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This directorial debut of writer Mike White (Nacho Libre, The Good Girl) is a clever, character- filled black comedy that unfortunately runs out of steam and goodwill well before its final act. Boasting the same dry, observational humour as his previous work, Year of the Dog trades in nervous chuckles of recognition rather than full-on belly laughs...

3.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

One of those quirky little movies that you marvel ever got made...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Year of the Dog would have benefited from a stronger hand behind the camera (White's general aesthetic basically involves cribbing heavily from Wes Anderson and Jared Hess), but as a showcase for Shannon, it ends up being strangely moving...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Although the awkwardness between characters makes it funny, the film tries too hard to break with convention, sending the tone lurching from cheery-bland comedy (a la Napoleon Dynamite) to something more closely associated with rock stars on drugs...

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

With pathos competing equally against the often pungent laughs for the audience's attention, it's a movie that is both unsettling and amusing, most comparable to "Chuck & Buck" in tone...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Billed as a comedy but it would be every bit as accurate to categorize it as science fiction or a World War II drama. It is simply not a funny film...

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

This directorial debut of writer Mike White (Nacho Libre, The Good Girl) is a clever, character- filled black comedy that unfortunately runs out of steam and goodwill well before its final act. Boasting the same dry, observational humour as his previous work, Year of the Dog trades in nervous chuckles of recognition rather than full-on belly laughs...

3.0
0

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