Director: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard
Director: Mike White
Running Time: 97 mins
Year Of The Dog is an American film about a woman whose life goes out of control after her loving pet dog dies, and in order to cope with the grief, she begins to adopt numerous disabled dogs from the animal pound, before she lands herself in trouble with the law.
I have a dog, and I love him, so I was able to relate to this film, at least that’s what I thought at first. The film seemed like a normal sort of comedy at the start, and when the main woman’s dog died, I did feel sad for it.
However, after this, the film tails off (Get it?) into being meaningful and thought-provoking, meaning that the original comedy aspect that was being portrayed just died halfway through. It became extremely annoying to watch this one woman think that she could change the world by saving every dog in the world, which was pretty preposterous for one woman to do in her own home.
By the end, I ended becoming so irritated with this woman that I was supporting the authorities to take the dogs away from her, which would be good, as they weren’t receiving enough care from this one woman.
Overall, I’ll give this a 6.3 because it was a very annoying film to watch, and although it started quite well, it just began to tail off into an average, boring ‘comedy’ film.