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The Dog Problem
The Dog Problem
Actor: Giovanni Ribisis; Mena Suvari; Scott Caan; Don Cheadle; Lynn Collins; Kevin Corrigan
Director: Scott Caan
Genres: Comedy
R     2007     1hr 29min

After a year of therapy a down-on-his-luck writer named solo buys a dog to cheer himself up. But his four-legged friend is a bigger handful than he ever imagined. Turning for help to his best friend casper a womanizing pho...  more »


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Actor: Giovanni Ribisis; Mena Suvari; Scott Caan; Don Cheadle; Lynn Collins; Kevin Corrigan
Director: Scott Caan
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2007
Original Release Date: 08/28/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Buck L. (Suntydt) from TAZEWELL, TN
Reviewed on 9/22/2012...
Let me start of first saying I was disturbed with the opening credits. The way they were displayed. To follow that, there was enough cursing in the first 10 minutes for an entire movie. Both my mother and I were turned off and 15 minutes into the movie "IT" was turned off. I really can't say much more about the movie because I didn't see any more of it and now I just want to get rid of it.
Meg B. (Megatron)
Reviewed on 11/14/2009...
Anyone who has ever suffered from writer's block or just simply from themself with enjoy this flick. An indie black comedy with brains and heart.

Movie Reviews

! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 09/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a big fan of Giovanni Ribisi, I had to see this little movie. I was pleasantly surprised watching this well written tale of a writer who has become unable to write, function and has run out of money to pay for his therapy. His therapist suggest he buy a pet, so the young writer buys a cute little dog to take care of and hopefully help him get out of his unhealthy daily routine.

The film is full of good performances and insight. The dog is completely mesmerizing as he does little to convey so much. The scenes with the dog just doing nothing with the comical score in the background are priceless! It's a very entertaining movie with a great cast and impressive direction by Scott Caan(James son), who wrote and also plays Ribisi's best friend. This is a cool film that is like a short subject, but has a lot to offer bewteen the lines. I can see this becoming a cult favorite!"
The Dog Steals the Show
June S. Derr | Reston, VA USA | 04/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Remember the lovable pooch in "As Good As It Gets"?? The dog almost stoled the movie from Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. Well this quirky little film, shot in Los Angeles, is another one! I rented this movie twice before I decided it had to be in my "Permanent" Collection. Giovanni Ribisi is perfect in this film as a "depressed" writer (In LA? come on!!) and the supporting cast doesn't let you down. A real indy delight."
Very Enjoyable and Insightful Film
barry | Boston, MA United States | 09/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a little film with a big heart. It is truly an independant film and shows what the genre is capable of. The always reliable Giovanni Ribisis is hilarious here as a down trodden writer with writers block who is miserable and lonely with life plus broke on top of it all. He has been in daily therapy for a year and when he needs to stop due to funds his therapist suggests he get a pet.

Our main character gets a dog and half heartedly tries to take to the new addition in his life. He desperately fears the attachment. Many characters enter the story and all end up getting involved with the story of the dog. Our writer meets a woman with whom he starts to form a friendship which is also new to him.

The dog is perfectly cast and has great film presence. Your heart will melt. The acting here is all superb and the story flows along and will surprise you with a very emotional ending. The self discovery our main character goes through due to the dogs presence in his life is huge and truly believable.

This film is very well made and well directed. It is funny but in a realistic way. Give this film a chance. It will put you on a true emotional journey well worth taking. And if you love dogs it's just an added bonus!"