A Dog Year

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"Inspiration comes from all walks of life."
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 6.0  (3,590)

A Dog Year is a heartwarming and uplifting film that combines drama and comedy to tell the story of one man's journey towards personal growth and self-discovery through his relationship with a seemingly untrainable border collie named Devon. The film, which was released in 2009, stars Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Iron Man) as the film's protagonist, Jon Katz, a successful writer who is struggling to find inspiration in his work and purpose in his life.

At the beginning of the film, Jon is feeling stagnant and unhappy with his life. He is struggling to connect with his wife and children, and his writing career has hit a creative wall. One day, while driving through the countryside, he comes across a border collie named Devon who is in desperate need of a home. Despite his better judgement, Jon decides to take the dog in, believing that it will help him to regain some sense of purpose and direction in his life.

However, as soon as Devon arrives at Jon's home, it becomes clear that he is not an easy dog to train. Despite having been through multiple obedience classes and having been trained by several different trainers, Devon is wild and uncontrollable, constantly getting into trouble and causing chaos. Jon becomes frustrated and overwhelmed with the dog, and it seems as though Devon's presence has only added more stress to an already stressful situation.

However, as Jon spends more time with Devon, he begins to realize that the dog is not the problem; it is his own approach to training that is preventing him from connecting with his pet. He begins to see the world through Devon's eyes and to understand the dog's unique perspective on life. This allows him to connect with Devon and to learn to communicate with him in a way that he responds to.

Through his relationship with Devon, Jon begins to rediscover his love of writing, and he even manages to finish a book about his experiences with the dog. More importantly, however, he learns to connect with his family in a deeper and more meaningful way, taking the time to understand their needs and to be more present in their lives.

The film is an ode to the power of human-animal relationships and the profound impact that animals can have on our lives. It is a touching and heartwarming story of redemption, perseverance, and the beauty of unconditional love. The performances by Bridges, Ambrose, and Smith are all excellent, with each actor bringing a unique and nuanced approach to their roles.

Overall, A Dog Year is a must-see film for any animal lover, or anyone who has ever felt lost and unsure of their direction in life. It is a testament to the healing power of animals and the transformative potential of love and connection.

A Dog Year is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

A Dog Year
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    6.0  (3,590)