How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

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  • R
  • 2000
  • 6.8  (3,628)
  • 40

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is a dark comedy-drama movie released in the year 2000. Directed by Michael Kalesniko, the movie stars Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, and Suzi Hofrichter in lead roles. The movie revolves around the character Peter McGowan (Kenneth Branagh), a famous British playwright who resides in Los Angeles with his wife Melanie (Robin Wright). Peter is experiencing writer's block while working on his latest play and is struggling to find a way to complete it. Meanwhile, he also starts developing an emotional disconnect from his wife who is having fertility issues and feels neglected by him.

Peter's life takes a turn when he begins to hear his neighbor's dog barking almost non-stop. He becomes increasingly irritated and starts having a love-hate relationship with the dog, which ultimately leads Peter to want to kill it. He soon discovers that the dog belongs to his new neighbors, a gay couple, and that they too are undergoing fertility treatments.

Amidst all of this, Peter tries to navigate through his complicated and strained relationships, including those with his agent, his sister, and his student neighbor, who shows up at his doorstep, seeking Peter's guidance on writing a play. As the story progresses, Peter is forced to confront his own issues and flaws as he contemplates and tries to execute his plan to kill his neighbor's dog.

The movie delves into themes of loneliness, artistic struggles, marital conflicts, and personal growth. It offers a poignant commentary on the human condition and the challenges of modern living. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog features a unique blend of humor and soulful moments, which are aided by the stunning performances by the lead actors.

Kenneth Branagh delivers a compelling performance as Peter McGowan, effortlessly bringing out the character's vulnerability and dark humor. Robin Wright is equally impressive in her portrayal of Melanie, a woman at the crossroads of her life, trying to come to terms with her infertility and her husband's aloofness. Suzi Hofrichter, who plays the role of the neighbor's housekeeper, provides some of the most humorous moments in the movie.

The movie also features an excellent soundtrack, featuring songs from the likes of David Gray, Belle & Sebastian, and Fatboy Slim.

Overall, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is a charming and engaging movie, with nuanced performances and insightful writing. It is a movie that will resonate with anybody who has experienced personal struggles or artistic blocks in their life. It is a must-watch for fans of dark comedies and drama movies.

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is a 2000 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 40.

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