Darling Companion

Rated 1.0

Darling Companion: What an unfortunate film this one turns out to be. Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and a stellar cast including Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Richard Jenkins and Sam Shepard get together for a film that starts off cute and just dies on the vine. Keaton plays Beth, who finds a stray dog on the side of the road and adopts it, much to the chagrin of her husband, Joseph (Kline). Joseph eventually comes to like the dog, but loses him while on vacation, turning the movie into a bizarre search and rescue film. Yes, this movie is largely a bunch of people walking around with flashlights looking for a lost dog. Ayelet Zurer plays a gypsy who shares her premonitions and visions of where the dog might be, and things just get dumber from there. I was enjoying this movie for a little while, but I fell deeply out of like with it as the search wore on. A terrible waste of time for a lot of talented people.