Darling Companion is a film about what happens to bring a family and their friends together in search of a lost dog. The dog seems to be a catalyst for those involved to examine their lives and how happy they are. The main characters are played by Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. They are in a loveless marriage with the husband too busy with his career to care much for anything else. While part drama, it certainly has some funny moments and a cute dog. The film also stars Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer, and Sam Shepard. The film is directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
“On the side of a busy freeway, a woman finds the love, devotion, commitment, and courage she needs – all wrapped up in a bloodied stray dog who becomes her “darling companion.” When the beloved canine goes missing, a shaggy-dog search adventure plays out, drawing together friends and family and rekindling a lifelong love.”
Darling Companion is in NY and LA on April 20, 2012 with a wider release to follow.