MOVIE REVIEW: YEAR OF THE DOG
I couldn’t get a ticket to see it at Sundance in January, so when Year of the Dog was finally released locally, I made sure to see it.
Molly Shannon is quite good in a very unglamorous and emotional role, but outside of a few cute dog moments, it’s actually quite dark. The film is similar in spirit to two other movies that Year of the Dog writer/director Mike White wrote,The Good Girl and Chuck & Buck. But he also wrote School of Rock and Nacho Libre, so I suppose I was hoping for a bit more in the broad comedy department.
As for the supporting cast of Year of the Dog, Peter Sarsgaard and John C. Reilly are both miscast, but Laura Dern and Regina King provide much-needed comic relief.
A rental. End of story.