Dog Days

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A comedy with dramatic elements, this film follows a variety of Los Angeles residents as they live their lives and face some daunting challenges during one summer. By their sides, helping with presence and love are their dogs. Directed by Ken Marino and written by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama, the film follows a barista (Vanessa Hudgens) waiting for an opportunity to put her education to good use, a lonely widower (Ron Cephas Jones) whose dog goes missing, a morning show host (Nina Dobrev) who can't quite seem to keep herself together, and others brought together by their canine companions. The film celebrates respect, forgiveness, responsibility and generosity.

 

Watch out for: Two crass terms, some negative comments about marriage and pregnancy.

 

Rated: A-II, adults and adolescents; MPAA: PG

 

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