Darling Companion

2012-08-01 13:01
 
Darling Companion
What it's about:

On the side of a busy freeway, a woman finds the love, devotion, commitment, and courage she needs – all wrapped up in a bloodied stray dog who becomes her "darling companion". When the beloved canine goes missing, a shaggy-dog search adventure plays out, drawing together friends and family and rekindling a lifelong love.

What the critics thought:

It's far from a great movie - an overwritten, underplotted vanity project that's a distant echo of what director Lawrence Kasdan could do in his prime. But it has Diane Keaton, and that's enough."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

It is depressing to reflect on the wealth of talent that conspired to make this inert and listless movie."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Initially this struck me as something you'd take your grandmother to see, but by the end it seemed more like something your grandmother would take her grandmother to see."
- J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
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