Werc Werk Works, Kasdan Pictures, Likely Story,

Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer, Sam Shepard, Lindsay Sloane, Jay Ali

Beth (Diane Keaton) is suffering from empty nest syndrome, and her doctor husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) is simply not much interested in her anymore. But driving home in the snow, her daughter notices something in the weeds on the side of the road. It turns out to be an injured dog which they nurse back to health, but after the wedding while daughter is on her honeymoon, the couple and some other friends take a vacation way up in the mountains where Freeway the dog becomes lost. They all set out to search for him, but he’s nowhere to be found, and the wedge between husband and wife is growing bigger. This is a film about a dog, but as you will see the real story is between a husband and wife who seem to have lost each other.

This is a beautiful story. The latter part of the story, up in the wilderness is extremely beautiful, and the scenery is breathtaking. It’s a fairly slow unwinding story, but the characters are fully developed bit by bit, and the lead roles are played perfectly. These are very good actors, and it’s a pleasure to get lost in the story and watch the relationship develop. All in all, this is a really nice movie, and a very well developed story. As I stated, the story is not really about Freeway the dog, but he does steal the show. This dog is also a very good actor.

I think this is a nice film for a rental, and well worth the time to watch. It has the feel of a Lifetime movie, with the budget of a Hollywood film. It’s very well done.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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