Rated 4.0

It’s the eponymous tale of a dog that enters the lives of a pair of empty nesters and turns everything upside down. The hyperkinetic Tate Hanyok mimics animal body language without losing the advantages of her incredibly human face, and her foul mouth is surprising but funny. It’s a kibble-bowl full of laughs as Sylvia, under the direction of Jerry Montoya, reminds us that sometimes it takes an animal to restore our humanity.