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The lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles are followed. When these human and canine's paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.
Comedy Drama - This is an ensemble romantic comedy that follows a variety of
characters and storylines, all involving dogs somehow. There are a
number of familiar actors here such as Eva Longoria, Vanessa Hudgens,
and Nina Dobrev, and some fresher faces such as Tone Bell. While
there is some mild language and some brief drug and mildly suggestive
humor, most parents will find this to be fairly safe viewing for
older kids, especially with all
the cute dogs.
Roger EbertFull Review Good ...a family-wide rom-com as eager to please as its loveable canine stars with big personalities. ...unabashed cheeriness and generous spirit. ...anyone who's ever felt altered by an animal companion will easily find something to love in this shamelessly happy, defiantly nice film...
Slant MagazineFull Review Poor ...feels like a stripped-down version of a hackneyed made-for-TV drama. Only the occasional bit performance on the part of a character actor working in the film's fringes, such as Lauren Lapkus's Daisy turning the house of one of her dog-walking customers into a personal spa, gives the film a pulse.
Washington PostFull Review Average A galumphing comedy offered as a balm for the late summer doldrums, "Dog Days” crossbreeds romantic cliches with cute canines and inspired bits of offbeat humor. As a cinematic mutt, it possesses a certain scruffy charm, as long as you're in the mood to forgive its lapses.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 46 moviegoers:
These are very good reviews overall. All ages, both males and females, either loved "Dog Days" or enjoyed it very much. Only a very small percentage of the adult ladies rated it as low as "good/average," which is actually a decent review.
Elizabeth (Nina Dobrev) is a charming newscaster, settling into single life and battling the on-screen chemistry with her new coanchor and former NFL star Jimmy Johnston (Tone Bell) while seeking advice from her dog's therapist Danielle (Tig Notaro). Tara (Vanessa Hudgens), a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop with her crush, hunky vet Dr. Mike (Michael Cassidy,) while her friend Daisy, (Lauren Lapkus), a lovelorn dog walker, is enamored with a client she hasn't quite met yet. Meanwhile, Garrett (Jon Bass), owner of New Tricks Dog Rescue, pines after Tara while trying to keep his struggling dog adoption business afloat. Soon-to-be parents to twins Ruth (Jessica St. Clair) and Greg (Thomas Lennon) reluctantly leave their big mischievous mutt in the care of Ruth's brother Dax (Adam Pally), an irresponsible man-child in a band with his ex-girlfriend Lola (Jasmine Cephas Jones). Grace (Eva Longoria) and Kurt (Rob Corddry) anxiously await the arrival of their adopted daughter Amelia (Elizabeth Caro), whose life inadvertently converges with that of Walter (Ron Cephas Jones), an elderly widower who's lost his overweight pug. Tyler (Finn Wolfhard), the neighborhood pizza delivery boy, befriends Walter and helps him search for his beloved pet. Dog Days highlights the everyday connections between people and their dogs in Los Angeles as they uncover life lessons and new relationships in this romantic comedy in the vein of Love, Actually and Crazy, Stupid Love.