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Still shot from the movie: Year of the Dog.

Year of the Dog

Peggy (Molly Shannon) and her pet beagle Pencil are inseparable pals -- until the death of the little dog. Overcome with enormous grief, the single woman who works as a secretary, suddenly questions her entire existence and whether or not her life has meaning without the love of her best friend. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 19 Apr 2007
Video Release: 28 Aug 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This film’s writer, Mike White, is known for creating other offbeat characters. In School of Rock, an aspiring rock musician (Jack Black) shanghais an elementary classroom of high achievers to be in his rock band. In Nacho Libre, a monk (also played by Black) at a poor Mexican orphanage moonlights as a wrestler to buy food for the children.

Home Video Extra Features

Year of the Dog strays onto DVD with audio tracks in Dolby Digital (English).

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